In pics: A look at the 15-year journey of International Space Station

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Nasa Astronaut Terry W Virts shared his first view of the whole station back in 2010. (Photo: Twitter @AstroTerry)

Nasa Astronaut Terry W Virts shared his first view of the whole station back in 2010. (Photo: Twitter @AstroTerry)

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Astronaut Scott Kelly shared a picture of the astronauts celebrating 15 years on the International Space Station. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

Astronaut Scott Kelly shared a picture of the astronauts celebrating 15 years on the International Space Station. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

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On Sept. 17, 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured images and video from the International Space Station during an early morning flyover of the United States. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

On Sept. 17, 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured images and video from the International Space Station during an early morning flyover of the United States. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

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Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly, recently past the halfway mark of his one-year mission to the International Space Station, photographed the Nile River during a nighttime flyover on Sept. 22, 2015.

Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly, recently past the halfway mark of his one-year mission to the International Space Station, photographed the Nile River during a nighttime flyover on Sept. 22, 2015.

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Expedition 1 Commander Bill Shepherd (center) is flanked by Soyuz Commander Yuri Gidzenko (right) and Flight Engineer Sergei Krikalev (left) in Moscow before the crew’s historic mission. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

Expedition 1 Commander Bill Shepherd (center) is flanked by Soyuz Commander Yuri Gidzenko (right) and Flight Engineer Sergei Krikalev (left) in Moscow before the crew’s historic mission. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

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The Expedition 1 crew practices water survival skills in the Black Sea on October 3, 1997. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

The Expedition 1 crew practices water survival skills in the Black Sea on October 3, 1997. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

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This mass of storm clouds was observed by Expedition 1 from the International Space Station. The picture was the first Earth observation still image downlinked by the three-man crew, which consisted of flight engineer Sergei Krikalev, Soyuz commander Yuri Gidzenko and mission commander William Shepherd. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

This mass of storm clouds was observed by Expedition 1 from the International Space Station. The picture was the first Earth observation still image downlinked by the three-man crew, which consisted of flight engineer Sergei Krikalev, Soyuz commander Yuri Gidzenko and mission commander William Shepherd. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

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Nasa cameras were in the Russian MCC for first live television of Expedition One on ISS. (Photo: Twitter @Nasa)

Nasa cameras were in the Russian MCC for first live television of Expedition One on ISS. (Photo: Twitter @Nasa)

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The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, Woodford, VA. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, Woodford, VA. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

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Hurricane Joaquin From the International Space Station. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

Hurricane Joaquin From the International Space Station. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly shared this photograph on social media, taken from the International Space Station on August 15, 2015. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly shared this photograph on social media, taken from the International Space Station on August 15, 2015. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

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More than 220 people from 17 countries have visited in these 15 years. (Photo: Twitter @Nasa)

More than 220 people from 17 countries have visited in these 15 years. (Photo: Twitter @Nasa)

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Expedition 45 Commander Scott Kelly tries on his spacesuit for a fit check inside the U. Quest airlock of the International Space Station. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

Expedition 45 Commander Scott Kelly tries on his spacesuit for a fit check inside the U. Quest airlock of the International Space Station. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

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On Nov. 2, 2000, the Expedition 1 crew - Commander William M. (Bill) Shepherd of NASA and Flight Engineer Sergei Krikalev and Soyuz Commander Yuri Gidzenko of Roscosmos - arrived at the International Space Station, marking the start of an uninterrupted human presence on the orbiting laboratory. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

On Nov. 2, 2000, the Expedition 1 crew - Commander William M. (Bill) Shepherd of NASA and Flight Engineer Sergei Krikalev and Soyuz Commander Yuri Gidzenko of Roscosmos - arrived at the International Space Station, marking the start of an uninterrupted human presence on the orbiting laboratory. (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

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The Soyuz TMA-17M launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 5:02 p.m. EDT (3:02 a.m. on July 23 Baikonur time). (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

The Soyuz TMA-17M launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 5:02 p.m. EDT (3:02 a.m. on July 23 Baikonur time). (Photo courtesy: nasa.gov)

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