International Space Station (ISS)

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30 August 2001
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One of the places where a possible Arla Foods’ cheese may be consumed is at an ISS space station.

ISS floats 407km above the earth.

The station is 108m long and the size of its interior corresponds to the cabins of two jumbo jets – although it is home to only seven people at a time.

ISS weighs 450 tons and receives all its energy requirements from solar shields attached to the hull.

It will take a total of 43 space flights to carry all building material to the space station.

The objective of ISS is to gain more knowledge of how the human body is affected by weightlessness. This is important for next-generation space flights to, e.g., Jupiter and Mars.

The station will be built in a joint venture between US, Canada, Russia and several European countries. The ISS project will involve both Russian cosmonauts and American/European astronauts.

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.

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