*MIR space station has been in orbit for over 10 years.
*The first element in MIR was launched on February 20, 1986.
*The international space station will have a mass of 500 tons when it is totally finished
*.The international space station will measure 361 feet end to end.
* On the whole international space station there will be eight miles of wire.
*The whole solar array will be 46,000 feet or
half an acre