The International Spaceport Station(ISS) commemorated its 20 th anniversary on Tuesday, marking twenty years given that the station’s very first element released into orbit on a Russian rocket.

Given That November 2000, when NASA astronaut Expense Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko ended up being the very first human beings to remain long-lasting on the ISS, more than 230 individuals have actually checked out the $150 billion lab in area.

Today, the ISS is large enough to fill a six-bedroom home. It’s the biggest area lorry ever constructed, and researchers have actually performed more than 2,500 examinations there.

To commemorate the ISS’ birthday, we have actually assembled what some astronauts have actually stated about their time onboard.