Talk:International Space Station

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"Up/down" ambiguity[edit]

"Down" means both "further from the server" and "closer to the ground", so describing the "upward" and "downward" bandwidth of the ISS's internet connection suggests two opposite interpretations. If the Internet connection is used to send experimental raw data back to Earth, then it's plausible they'd need more bandwidth for outgoing than incoming traffic. Can we please get this cleared up? NeonMerlin 01:04, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Nauka launch date[edit]

This article says Nauka will be added to the station in 2014. The article on Nauka itself indicates that the launch date has been pushed back to 2017 at the earliest. 70.192.1.34 (talk) 01:07, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

"Sea plankton"[edit]

As I've previously remarked over at Talk:Plankton, this story is WP:RECENT. It's also not yet mentioned on NASA's ISS webpages - which is odd for such a seemingly striking story. As such, I'm going to remove it from the lead for now (which isn't the place for it anyway), but it can be added again once more is known about the story officially (i.e. from NASA). Cheers, --PLUMBAGO 08:38, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Strange statement[edit]

What does this sentence from the end of the second paragraph of the "Docking" section mean? "An automated approach could allow assembly of modules orbiting other worlds prior to crew arrival." I'm tempted to change it to say that an automated approach of modules already in orbit but I won't since I'm not sure that is accurate and/or not OR. 174.52.198.8 (talk) 08:19, 9 December 2014 (UTC)