• Question: What is your favourite thing about the I.S.S?

    Asked by knightswipe432 to Simon, Julia, Delma, Andrew, Alex on 13 Dec 2015.
    • Photo: Andrew Winnard

      Andrew Winnard answered on 13 Dec 2015:

      Hi Knightswipe that is a good question!

      It is hard to choose just one thing that is my favorite part of the ISS, because there is so much that is awesome about it. The technological aspect of how it was built a piece at time actually in space and that the astronauts could live and work in it while it was being built was really clever! The achievement element of having built such a large and advanced structure in space that is made up of components from so many different countries. There have been some great discoveries made on the ISS too which could easily be someones favourite thing. For example the alpha magnetic spectrometer which has been researching Dark Matter! Here isa video that highlights and explains three awesome ISS experiments including the Dark Matter stuff:

      Overall though I think that what I love the most about ISS is that it brings different nations and countries together to work peacefully towards a common goal of benefitting all humanity 🙂

      here is another awesome video about how the ISS was built collaboratively by many nations:

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    • Photo: Delma Childers

      Delma Childers answered on 14 Dec 2015:

      I love the cupola! This is the module where astronauts can take really beautiful pictures of the Earth. In the video, astronaut Scott Kelly (who is currently on the ISS and will be there for part of Tim’s stay), gives a little tour of the cupola and the views out of the windows: