Along with the United States, Russia, Europe and Japan, Canada is a partner in theInternational Space Station (ISS), an orbiting research laboratory. Since the first module of the Station was launched in 1998, the Station has circled the globe 16 times per day at 28,000 km/h at an altitude of about 370 km, covering a distance equivalent to the Moon and back daily. The Station is about as long as a Canadian football field, and has as much living space as a five-bedroom house (Credit CSA). The Aerospace Physiology Laboratory works with international partners to conduct experiment on board the ISS and was part of the Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Control on Return from ISS (For details see CCISS on this website) experiment supported by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).