DAVID DUCROS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID DUCROS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Delta mission to the International Space Station (ISS) over the Netherlands, artwork. This mission (April 2004) included Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers and a variety of European science experiments. The Expedition 8 crew (Alexandr Kaleri and Michael Foale) were replaced with the Expedition 9 crew (Edward Fincke and Gennady Padalka). The Soyuz spacecraft (one at lower left) were Soyuz TMA-4 and Soyuz TMA-3. The ISS, built in stages since 1998, is a collaborative project between the national space agencies of the USA, Canada, Japan, Russia and Europe. It orbits at an altitude of around 360 kilometres.
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