International Space Station (ISS)
The International Space Station (ISS) was commissioned by Ronald Reagan to be built by NASA on January 25, 1984. Starting in 1998, the various segments of the ISS were launched and joined in orbit. The first crew to inhabit the space station landed on November 2, 2000, and resided for a total of 4 months. Since this time, various international research laboratories and living facilities have been added to the station. The ISS continues to be a key contributor to a vast amount of scientific research which benefits all of humanity.