DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Model of a Soyuz TMA docked to the International Space Station (ISS). This is the spacecraft used to take crew members to and from the ISS, and a Soyuz spacecraft is attached to the space station at all times for emergency evacuations. A Soyuz TMA has a crew of three, and is 7.48 metres long and 2.72 metres wide. The ISS, which has been under construction since 1998 and manned since 2000, is a joint project between the space agencies of the USA, Europe, Russia, Japan and Canada. It orbits the Earth at an altitude of some 350 kilometres. Photographed at ESA's (European Space Agency) Astronaut Training Centre in Cologne, Germany.
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