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Infographic: Piece by Piece – Constructing the International Space Station


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Marlene there are so many pieces!

International Space Station Size & Mass

  • Module Length: 167.3 feet (51 meters)
  • Truss Length: 357.5 feet (109 meters)
  • Solar Array Length: 239.4 feet (73 meters)
  • Mass: 924,739 pounds (419,455 kilograms)
  • Habitable Volume: 13,696 cubic feet (388 cubic meters)
  • Pressurized Volume: 32,333 cubic feet (916 cubic meters)
  • Power Generation: 8 solar arrays = 84 kilowatts
  • Lines of Computer Code: approximately 2.3 million ~Β http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/onthestation/facts_and_figures.html

Those numbers are staggering. Really, really big!

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