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Now humans have been living on the space station for 20 years

By: Team Ifairer | Posted: 02-11-2020
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When NASA astronaut William Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev entered the International Space Station on November 2, 2000, they became the first of many to live in the orbiting laboratory 227 nautical miles above Earth. Since that initial 136-day stay for Expedition 1, the space station has served as a hub for continuous human occupation, scientific research and a proving ground for future space exploration for 20 years. It has hosted 241 individuals from 19 countries and required the cooperation and collaboration of 15 nations to build the space station.

Crews have conducted more than 227 spacewalks to build and maintain the space station - including the first all-female spacewalk in 2019 by NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir. When Expedition 1 arrived, the space station was "very new, very clean, much emptier than it is now," Krikalev said during a press conference Thursday. As the first crew, they started with the basics: turning on the lights and preparing something hot to drink after spending two days in the Russian Soyuz capsule before arrival.

Although it may sound mundane, they never had an average day during their stay, Shepherd said during a press conference Thursday. Each day presented a new set of challenges, and they worked through endless checklists to set up and prepare the space station for future crews. But they began a tradition that has continued for 20 years of sitting down around a table three times a day for communal meals.
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