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The component above is Zarya which is the first element of the program . Launched by a Russian proton rocket the module is the functional cargo block . It was launched on November 1998, It is also a fuel storage for the space station. People have not been habitated on this element..Zarya
Unity is the attachment module for some of the elements. The component is connected to Zarya also as a pressurized door. This element was launched by Shuttle Endeavour on December 1998.This element will be habitated with the crew of Shuttle Endeavour including
The Service Module is the
crew work and living area. It will be launched by a Russian Proton
Rocket in July 1999. This element will include a sleep area , work area
,toilet and kitchen. It is also a docking for resupply vehicles.
A remote control will steer the Service Module to connect
it to the station.
ITS Z1 Truss
The ITS Z1 Truss is a satellite-like rack which is going to be attached to Unity. This is where the Solar arrays will be attached .It is going to launched by Shuttle Discovery in October 1999.The truss will also provide a satellite so everyone in the world can watch the ISS's every move.
The main motor of this space
station are the solar panels .Reaching up to a 100 feet in lenth,
the panels are going to be attached to the ITS Z1 Truss. It is going to be launched by Shuttle Endeavour in December 1999.When it is attached, it will cool the station by radiators on the panels.
The First Crew :Soyuz
This module will have astronauts Bill Sheperd,Yuri Gidzenko,and Sergei
For a 5 month test aboard ISS
The first research lab for the International
Space Station is the US Laboratory. Experiments will
be tested aboard the lab.