(WorldKings.org) The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, and the ISS is now the largest human-made body in low Earth orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The ISS consists of pressurised modules, external trusses, solar arrays, and other components. ISS components have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets, and American Space Shuttles.
(WorldKings) Despite only travelling 80 yards, because it was thrown at zero gravity while the station orbited the Earth at 17,500 miles an hour, the ball actually travelled 564,664 yards.