There is a remarkable multinational in space: the International Space Station (ISS), built by America, Europe, Russia, Canada and Japan. Dutch astronaut André Kuipers had the privilege of working in the ISS twice and being part of this international enterprise.
The ISS is the largest, most complex, international technological structure ever created by man. By working on ground breaking technology that can withstand extraterrestrial conditions, we gain scientific insights into our place in the universe and collect an incredible amount of information about our own Earth and life on it. Technology is everywhere in space: in medical matters, communication, transport, energy, food and even in sports.