The International Space Station Display @ HCPL

NASA's International Space Station Exhibit Orbits Around HCPL! The NASA display can currently (June 13 - June 27) be found at the Atascocita Branch Library.  To expand your learning experience, have have included a few book suggestions, as well as, a resource list that I think you will find interesting. Enjoy! 

Credit: NASA


International Space Station Size & Mass
Module Length: 167.3 feet (51 meters)
Truss Length: 357.5 feet (109 meters)
Solar Array Length: 239.4 feet (73 meters)
Mass: 924,739 pounds (419,455 kilograms)
Habitable Volume: 13,696 cubic feet (388 cubic meters)
Pressurized Volume: 32,333 cubic feet (916 cubic meters)
Power Generation: 8 solar arrays = 84 kilowatts
Lines of Computer Code: approximately 2.3 million



A Trip into Space: An Adventure to the International Space Station Lori Haskins Houran

A lively, rhythmical story and detailed illustrations take readers on a trip to the International Space Station, where astronauts work, sleep, and walk in space! This great read-aloud includes the latest information (verified by NASA staff) about the ISS. Fact-filled and fun, this story will send young minds soaring.


The Coolest Job in the Universe : Working Aboard the International Space Station Henry M. Holden.

Traveling more than 17,000 miles per hour in constant orbit around Earth, astronauts live and work aboard the International Space Station (Iss). This book explores the International Space Station (ISS), including its construction and the missions required to build it, living and working aboard the ISS, and its importance as the future of the space program.

Additional Resources

According to NASA, "See the International Space Station! As the third brightest object in the sky the space station is easy to see if you know when to look up." Know when to look up and see the International Space StationWho is part of the crew now? Find out here. Visit the library to learn many more fun and interesting facts!