Onboard the International Space Station (ISS), astronauts experience 16 sunrises and sunsets each day while orbiting the Earth at 17,500 miles per hour. What’s maybe even more impressive is that more than 2,700 investigations have been conducted on the ISS from 108 different countries. Much of this research is sponsored by the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, whose mission is to use the space environment for research that benefits us here on Earth.
From experiments aimed at improving agricultural production and commercial products to research on the atmosphere and our oceans, scientists around the U.S. are using the ISS National Lab for important research to benefit our planet. Read more below!