For years, scientists, astronauts, science fiction writers and the general
public have dreamed of having a permanent space station in orbit around Earth.
The United States and Russia have had orbiting space stations since 1971 and
are now cooperating with other nations to build the International Space
Station, a place that will maintain a permanent human presence in space. Minds Behind the Station is a documentary for viewers of all ages about the NASA
scientists who designed the Space Station and maintain the floating laboratory
that is used as a base for space exploration, observation and research.
Graphics and animation sequences provided by NASA illustrate the design of the
current space station, exploring how they are created and the role they may
play over the next decade.