The ISS model took an additional 276,000 matchsticks to complete, and resembles the current configuration of the space station.  Unlike the other matchstick models that are constructed exclusively of matchsticks, the ISS had to be constructed over an aluminum framework to overcome the effects of gravity, something that presents no challenge to the real space station.

Patrick with his model of the International Space Station at Matchstick Marvels in 2014
ISS Space Shuttle Atlantis
Work continues on the Zarya module.




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