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International Space Station

International Space Station

The International Space Station’s role as a scientific laboratory and test bed for deep-space technology is crucial to humanity’s ability to improve life on Earth while pursuing opportunities in space.

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真奇怪——在這時候我會突然想起這件事。我在士官學校里有個同學,人人碰 人人看 康多爾的眼光訓練有素,看得很準。他這麼一說,我自己才發現,折騰 了一夜,又無比緊張地過了一天,我的確疲憊不堪。我已經感到,我完全屈 從于他的意志,于是我遵照他的忠告,在他診療室的安樂椅上躺下,腦袋往 後靠,靠得低低的,雙手懶洋洋地放在白色的扶手上。窗外,在我沉悶不堪 地等待的時候,想必已經暮色四合。我在屋子里幾乎什麼也分辨不清,只看 見高高的玻璃櫃里的手術器材在閃著銀光。在我躺著的那張安樂椅周圍,在 我的背後,夜色形成了一個拱形的壁龕。我不由自主地閉上了雙眼,立刻在 我的眼前,像在一盞魔燈之中,浮現出那個瞎眼女人的面容,康多爾的手剛 踫到她,他的手剛抱住她,她的臉立刻從驚恐萬狀猛然間變成喜形于色,叫 人難以忘懷。我心里暗忖,但願你也能這樣幫助我就好了。這個奇妙的醫生, 我還迷迷惘惘地感覺到,我打算繼續往下想,想另外一個什麼人,此人也同 樣惴惴不安、心煩意亂,也是這樣心驚膽戰地看著。我要想一件什麼確切的 事情,我就是為了這件事情才到這里來的啊。可是我怎麼想也想不下去了。 驀地有只手踫了踫我的肩膀。康多爾大概把腳步放得特別輕,走進了這 間完全淹沒在夜色之中的漆黑的房間,或者,也許我剛才真的已經沉沉入睡。 振作起來!我對我自己說。這是他們能夠從你這里榨取的最後一點東西, 這僅僅是一半的諾言,而且是永遠也不可能完全實現的。你還得耐心地容忍 這荒唐的愛情一兩天,然後他們就動身出發,于是你又把你自己贏回來了。 可是等到下午越來越逼近,我渾身麻麻辣辣的,越來越不自在,我得心里裝 著一個謊言去經受她那充滿信賴的溫柔的目光,這個念頭越來越折磨我。我 努力裝出輕松的神氣和伙伴們閑聊,可是沒有用處,我十分清楚地感覺到我 腦袋里面有東西在嘀嗒嘀嗒地響個不停,神經在一閃一閃地冒火,喉嚨里突 然干得不行,就仿佛里面有一團壓下去的人在冒煙在燃燒。我完全本能地要 了一杯甜酒,一口氣灌了下去。無濟于事,嗓于還是發于,叫人噎得難受。 于是我又要了第二杯甜酒,一直等我要第三杯的時候,我才發現無意識的動 機︰我是想喝酒壯膽,為的是到了城外不至于一時膽怯或者傷感。我心里有 點東西,我想事先把它麻醉一下,也許是恐懼,也許是羞恥,也許是一種非 常善良的感情,也說不定是一種非常邪惡的感情。是的,是這麼回事,就是 這麼回事——所以在發起沖鋒之前發給士兵雙份的燒酒——我想把我自己搞 得感覺遲鈍,神經麻木,這樣,我即將面臨的嚴重的事情,或許是危險的事 情,我就不會感覺得那麼清楚。然而三杯燒酒下肚的最初效果僅僅表現在我 的雙腳感到沉重,有什麼東西在腦袋里嗡嗡直響,鑽個不停,就像牙醫生的 那台機器在開始那真正痛苦的一擊之前磨著你的牙齒。絕不是一個心里踏 實、頭腦清楚的人,絕不是一個心情歡快的人在那里沿著漫長的公路,—— 只有這一次我才覺得它長得沒有盡頭——心買突直跳,步伐遲遲疑疑地向那 座使人畏懼的府邸走去。人人操 不是飛馬去追汽車,也許我在火車站還能趕上康多爾! 可是說不定——我又很快轉念想了一想——他還根本沒有動身。不,如

The International Space Station (ISS) is a permanently crewed on-orbit laboratory that enables scientific research supporting innovation on Earth and future deep space exploration. From design to launch, 15 countries collaborated to assemble the world's only permanently crewed orbital facility, which can house a crew of six and 150 ongoing experiments annually across an array of disciplines. The ISS represents a global effort to expand our knowledge and improve life on Earth while testing technology that will extend our reach to the moon, Mars and beyond.

Boeing officially turned over the U.S. on-orbit segment of the ISS to NASA on March 5, 2010, and continues to provide key engineering support services and capability enhancements, as well as processing for laboratory experiment racks. Boeing’s assessments have shown it is possible to sustain the life of the station’s primary structural hardware at least through 2030.

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Boeing-developed spacesuit material to be tested outside ISS

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A unique material developed by a Boeing engineer to protect spacewalkers has been launched to the International Space Station (ISS) for its most challenging test yet.

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Diversity, teamwork key to continued ISS support

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Our International Space Station team knows how important collaboration is to provide the best ideas for the ISS. This is critical as it welcomes NASA Commercial Crew spacecraft and remain operational until 2030 and beyond.

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In the DNA

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August 22, 2017 in Space, Technology

United Arab Emirates student’s experiment launches to the International Space Station.

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Celebration and Reconfiguration Aboard the International Space Station

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The 15-year milestone marks the halfway point for the projected 30-year International Space Station program.

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Gateway

NASA is working with its partners and suppliers to design and develop the Gateway, a moon-orbiting outpost that will serve as a base for human and robotic expeditions on the moon, and for future missions to Mars. The U.S. presidential administration’s goal of “boots on the moon” in 2024 relies on the Gateway.

Boeing’s Gateway concept builds on the company’s experience from designing, building and operating the ISS for more than 20 years. Boeing is working on a habitation module and an airlock module that doubles as additional living/work space.

Launched aboard rockets including NASA’s Space Launch System, these Gateway modules and others would connect with one another in lunar orbit using NASA’s Orion capsule or a space tug. Following astronauts’ return to the moon’s surface via a lunar lander, the Gateway will become a hub for continuing missions to the moon and Mars for NASA, its international partners, and private companies.

International Space Station Technical Specifications

Length (pressurized section) 167 ft (51 m) Operating Altitude 220 nmi (407 km) average
Total Length 192 ft (58.5 m) Inclination 51.6 degrees to the Equator
Total Height 100 ft (30.5 m) Atmosphere Inside 14.7 psi (101.36 kilopascals)
Solar Array Wingspan 239 ft (72.8 m) Pressurized Volume 34,700 cu ft (habitable volume of
14,400 cu ft)
Integrated Truss Length 357 ft (109 m) Computers to Control Station 52
Mass (Weight) 919,964 lbs Power Generation 84 kw to 120 kw (usable power)

The Nations of the International Space Station

NASA selected Boeing as prime contractor for the International Space Station on Aug. 17, 1993, and the original cost-plus-award-fee contract began on Jan. 13, 1995. Boeing is responsible for maintaining the station at peak performance levels so the full value of the unique research laboratory is available to NASA, its international partners, other U.S. government agencies and private companies.

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