Space Station - List of Space Stations

List of Space Stations

The Soviet space stations came in two types, the civilian Durable Orbital Station (DOS), and the military Almaz stations. (dates refer to periods when stations were inhabited by crews)

  • Salyut space stations (USSR, 1971–1986)
    • Salyut 1 (1971, 1 crew and 1 failed docking)
    • DOS-2 (1972, launch failure)
    • Salyut 2/Almaz (1973, failed shortly after launch)
    • Cosmos 557 (1973, re-entered eleven days after launch)
    • Salyut 3/Almaz (1974, 1 crew and 1 failed docking)
    • Salyut 4 (1975, 2 crews and 1 planned crew failed to achieve orbit)
    • Salyut 5/Almaz (1976–1977, 2 crews and 1 failed docking)
    • Salyut 6 (1977–1981, 16 crews (5 long duration, 11 short duration and 1 failed docking)
    • Salyut 7 (1982–1986, 10 crews (6 long duration, 4 short duration and 1 failed docking)
  • Skylab (USA, 1973–1974, 3 crews)
  • Mir / (USSR/Russia, 1986–2000, 28 long duration crews)
  • International Space Station (ISS) //// (United States, European Space Agency, Japan, Russia, and Canada 2000–ongoing, 30 long duration crews as of April 2012)
  • Tiangong 1 (China, 2011–ongoing, 1 crew as of June 2012)


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