The International Space Station is a habitable space craft in low earth orbit. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998. The ISS serves as a research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in various sciences. With the end of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011, the Soyuz ISS Missions are the only active, manned space missions to the ISS. The Space Store offers all of the ISS Mission Patches, from the Official NASA Patch Vendor.