Today Marks Tenth Anniversary Of Occupied Space Station

11.02.10 | FL News Team

Today marks the tenth anniversary of humans living aboard the International Space Station.  It was November 2nd, 2000 when astronaut Bill Shepherd and cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev docked with the station and became its first full-time residents as part of the Expedition 1 crew.  The three-man crew stayed in orbit five months and started the uninterrupted human presence in space which continues to this day.

Right now, the six-member Expedition 25 crew is living on the station that has been visited by 196 people from eight different nations.  It will get more visitors this week as Space Shuttle Discovery is set to launch tomorrow to deliver fresh supplies and new equipment for the crew.