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International Space Station Cutaway

The first ISS component was launched in 1998, with the first long-term residents arriving on 2 November 2000. Since then, the station has been continuously occupied for 19 years and 38 days. This is the longest continuous human presence in low Earth […]

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New Horizons Space Probe

On January 19, 2006, New Horizons was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station by an Atlas V rocket directly into an Earth-and-solar escape trajectory with a speed of about 16. 26 km/s (10. 10 mi/s; 58,500 km/h; 36,400 mph). It was the fastest […]

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Solar System Model Activity

The Solar System formed 4. 6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a giant interstellar molecular cloud. The vast majority of the system’s mass is in the Sun, with the majority of the remaining mass contained in Jupiter. The […]