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Visit to the International Space Station

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The IEE was conceived as a single orbital laboratory where astronauts live and work to expand the frontiers of research

NASA and National Geographic Channel issued a two hours documentary program where you can see what life aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is like.

In the program "Live from Space", a tour of the premises of this place, which orbits about 400 miles above Earth and construction began 15 years ago will be performed.

The IEE was conceived as a single orbital laboratory where astronauts live and work to expand the frontiers of research. Its "orbital home" 260 miles above the Earth and astronauts Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Koichi Wakata, the first station commander of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, will give viewers of National Geographic Channel a sample rises of their way of life, which takes place in a place with more than a conventional six-bedroom capacity.

The two astronauts into space arrived on November 7, together with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, are scheduled to remain on board until mid-May. They will conduct experiments never before seen on television and in real time to display images such as sunset and sunrise, the lights of the big cities and the northern lights. Besides showers and shooting stars

On land, a team will be at the heart of the Mission Control Center in Houston, where specialists will show you how to work for the space station systems operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

traslation: Belén Zapata