Interest sought for research aboard new window on the world: The International Space Station



The International Space Station, a new window on the world, will provide opportunities to study terrestrial processes and phenomena, in addition to microgravity and life sciences research. Earth-viewing windows and external attachment points for sensors will be added to the Space Station in November 1998, returning the science community to the long-term, observers-in-orbit capability of the Skylab program of 1973–1974. This will allow researchers aboard the station to test sensing devices and transmit information about environmental phenomena to Earth.