Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Assembly of the International Space Station (1998-2001)

Assembly of the International Space Station (1998-2001)
Assembly of the International Space Station (1998-2001) These six images document the early assembly of the International Space Station, from 1998 to 2001. Click through for more information on the different stages of assembly. NASA / montage by Emily Lakdawalla
  • June 12, 1998: the Zarya ("Sunrise") control module and solar panels.
  • December 15, 1998: Now Unity (Node 1) has been added.
  • September 18, 2000: the Zvezda (Star) service module has been added; a Progress supply ship is also docked.
  • December 9, 2000: the P6 truss and solar arrays vastly increase the station's apparent size.
  • February 16, 2001: the Destiny laboratory has been added.
  • July 21, 2001: The Quest airlock is attached to Unity, and Canadarm 2 to Destiny.

When enlarged to full size, the scale is approximately 10 centimeters per pixel.

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