Greetings from space

Tuesday January 24, 2012 Written by smith

Pop quiz: What do Kibo, Zarya and Zvezda have in common? They're all components of NASA's International Space Station (ISS) and feature as this year's calendar gals.

The 2012 calendar contains incredible photographs of life on board the ISS; it also charts historical and rather fascinating NASA milestones. For example: on September 9, 1975 the Viking II spacecraft was launched - the first spacecraft to successfully land on Mars.  

January might be ticking away, but the free calendar is available to download and print immediately here. We're banging it straight on the toilet door to spend our down time smartening up.

Mental note: To print the calendar on 8.5 by 11 paper your printer may need to be set on a 'to shrink to fit' option.