The Space Station just made its 100,000th orbit around Earth

Space Exploration in Numbers
Space Exploration in Numbers

The International Space Station hit a fun milestone on Monday.

The station just surpassed its 100,000th orbit since the first component of the outpost launched to space in 1998.

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In total, this means the space laboratory has traveled about 2.6 billion miles, "or roughly the distance between Earth and Neptune," NASA said in a video description. It takes about 90 minutes for the station to make a complete orbit of Earth, and crewmembers on the station experience about 16 sunrises and sunsets per day.

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