The International Space Station has now orbited Earth 100,000 times

The International Space Station reaches milestone.
(Image credit: Paolo Nespoli - ESA/NASA via Getty Images)

The International Space Station orbited Earth for the 100,000th time Monday, NASA announced. Each trip, the first of which occurred in 1998, takes about 90 minutes.

The total distance traveled is more than 2.6 billion miles — which, as NASA's fun fact-filled video below points out, is the equivalent of 10 round trips to Mars. Julie Kliegman

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