The ISS Just Completed Its 100,000th Orbit

Yesterday at 4:10PM AEST (2:10AM ET), the International Space Station began its 100,000 tour around this blue-and-green globe we call home. Travels at a blazing 28,164km/h, ISS finished that historic achievement only 92 minutes later. In its 18-year lifespan, the station has traversed about 4,254,047,000km, more than 28 times the distance of the earth to the sun. Damn, ISS.

But the ISS still has some more kilometres to add to its space odometer. While the station won't hit 200,000 orbits before its scheduled for decommission in 2024, it will still be trailblazing humanity's exploration of space for at least another eight years.


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