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How does the international space station travel?


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March 27, 2009 4:19PM

The International Space Station is constantly circling the earth. It is in a state of freefall, meaning that it is literally "Falling" around the earth. Since the station falls at an angle relative to the ground, it will stay on a constant circular path around the earth, until some other force alters its path.