Happy Birthday International Space Station! #ISS15!
The ISS turns 15!
On November 20, 1998, Zarya, the first module of the International Space Station (ISS) was launched. Since that beginning 5 space agencies representing 16 nations have worked together to build one of the most complex scientific and technological endeavors ever undertaken.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, celebrate this ongoing achievement in science, discovery, and international cooperation along with NASA, The European Space Agency (ESA), The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), The Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), as these agencies launch a planet-wide wave on Twitter to cheer the Space Station!
Starting midnight GMT, the Station’s official time zone, these space agencies will tweet for 24 hours – one tweet every hour, on the hour. Show your support and join the wave by following the hashtag #ISS15. Keep the wave rolling by tweeting what the ISS – its science, technology and astronauts – means to you! You can also take part by posting your photos and joining the conversation on the Google+ community page: ISS15 – join the world-wide wave.
Also remember to spend special birthday tweets up to our current Expedition 38 crew members – JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov, Mikhail Tyurin, and Sergey Ryazanskiy, and NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio, and Michael Hopkins!
As for my ‘favorite ISS astronaut’? Well, that list would include every one who’s ever gone up. Including these:
GO ISS GO!!