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The permanently crewed on-orbit laboratory enables scientific research supporting innovation on Earth and future deep space exploration

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How long does it take the International Space Station to orbit Earth?


90 minutes. Traveling 17,500 mph, the ISS orbits the planet every 90 minutes providing unique Earth observation opportunities from space. Space station crew members monitor everything from global environmental systems to natural disasters.

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