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ISS Update October 2001
- Title ISS Update October 2001
- Released 11/10/2001
- Length 00:05:54
- Language English
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA
Nine days before the launch of Claudie Haigner?, European second astronaut to visit the International Space Station, this programme provides an updated short overview of the ISS, its assembly status and the reasons for Europe's participation in this largest scientific/technical co-operative project ever.
The 5-minute A-roll contains split audio with an English guide track and is complemented by a longer B-roll with clean international sound.
ISS UPDATE ENGLISH SCRIPT
October 2001360 kms above the Earth, man's new permanent outpost in space has taken shape.When completed, the International Space Station will be the largest ever structure in Space. As big as a football pitch and weighing 400 tonnes, it will circle the earth 16 times a day. Special windows give the astronauts a view of 85 per cent of the Earth's surface.Permanent access to the unique environment of space is pushing back the frontiers of science and research. By eliminating the effects of gravity, scientists can build a better understanding of the physical forces on Earth - even the workings of the human brain.Man has long dreamed of building a permanent station in space, but for years space programmes developed separately, in competition with one another. The International Space Station was borne of a realisation that only international partnership could make the dream a reality.The ISS combines technical experience gained through the American Space Shuttle programme, the Mir S