SPACE STATION MAKES 100,000TH ORBIT OF EARTH: NASA announced that the International Space Station made its 100,000th orbit of Earth on Monday (May 16th), reaching the mark after 17 1/2 years. Each ISS orbit takes about 90 minutes, and 16 of them make up a station day. NASA said the 100,000 orbits is the equivalent of traveling 2.6 billion miles, which is about 10 round trips to Mars. There are currently two Americans, three Russians and one Englishman on the ISS.
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