NASA offers online space station guide

July 19, 2007 at 3:58 PM
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WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- The International Space Station is now accessible in cyberspace, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Thursday.

NASA has launched its Interactive Space Station Reference Guide -- a tool that provides in-depth views both inside and outside the orbiting laboratory.

The guide provides an up-to-date interactive overview of the station's complex configuration, design and component systems and includes a video introduction and narration by NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, who lived aboard the station for six months as an Expedition 9 science officer and flight engineer.

The NASA interactive guide also explains how space station crews eat, sleep and exercise while in orbit; how the space station is built and operates; and a 360-degree tour of the station with a view of each of the station's pressurized modules.

A library of printable fact sheets providing up-to-date information about the station is also available.

The guide is available at http://www.nasa.gov/station.

Topics: Mike Fincke
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