Earth, ISS, and DNA
Spotlight on Radiation: April 2018
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International Space Station

The International Space Station

The space station, including its large solar arrays, spans the area of a U.S. football field, including the end zones, and weighs 924,739 pounds. The complex now has more livable room than a conventional six-bedroom house, and has two bathrooms, a gymnasium and a 360-degree bay window.

Facts & Figures —
Mass 419,455 kg 924,739 lb.
Power Generation 84 Kilowatts 8 Solar Arrays
Habitable Volume 388 M3 13,696 ft3
Computer Code Lines Approximately 2,000,000