This film reveals the technological leaps forward that have enabled the world's biggest space station – the International Space Station – to be built. The International Space Station orbits 200 miles above our heads, hurtling around the Earth at 17500 thousand miles an hour. It is one of the greatest engineering feats of all time. Its crew performs vital experiments that will one day allow humans to live permanently in space. A test bed for future missions deeper into space, the space station could enable future generations to journey throughout the Solar System or even live on Mars.
SPACE STATION is the story of this unique partnership of 16 nations building a laboratory in outer space – a permanent facility for the study of the effects of long-duration exposure to zero gravity and the necessary first step towards the global co-operative effort needed if man is to someday set foot on Mars. It is a story of challenges, setbacks and triumphs?and ultimately, the shared international victory of men and women whose dreams exceed the limits of life on this Earth.