The International Space Station Expands Again

The developing International Space Station (ISS) has changed its appearance again.
Earlier this month, (June 2008), the Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery visited the ISS
and added components that included Japan's Kibo Science Laboratory. The entire array
of expansive solar panels is visible in this picture taken by the Discovery Crew after
leaving the ISS to return to Earth. The world's foremost space outpost can be seen
developing over the past several years by comparing the above image to past images.
Also visible above are many different types of modules, a robotic arm, another
impressive set of solar panels, and a supply ship. Construction began on the ISS in 1998.