The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States Government, responsible for that nation’s public space program. NASA is widely regarded as being in the forefront of space agencies worldwide.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a manned research space facility that is being assembled in orbit around the Earth. It is a joint project between five space agencies:
=> The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, United States)
=> The Russian Federal Space Agency (RKA, Russian Federation)
=> The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA, Japan)
=> The Canadian Space Agency (CSA, Canada)
=> The European Space Agency (ESA, Europe)
Did you know?
=> Space tourism and weddings are two soruce of making money for ISS. Yuri Malenchenko was the first person who was married in space.
=> There have been four space tourists to the ISS, each spending ca. US$20 million; they went there aboard a Russian supply mission.
Now you can watch this video which is a tour of the International Space Station: