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The incredible collaboration behind the International Space Station - Tien Nguyen

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The International Space Station is roughly the size of a six-bedroom house and weighs more than 320 cars -- it's so large that no single rocket could have lifted it into orbit. Instead, it was assembled piece by piece while hurtling through space at 28,000 kilometers per hour, lapping the Earth once every 90 minutes. Tien Nguyen explains how.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Tien Nguyen
  • Collaborator Office of Research Integrity
  • Director Hernando Bahamon
  • Artist Andrés Landazábal
  • Animator Ricardo Avila
  • Sound Designer Manuel Borda
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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