HOUSTON — To celebrate the 10th anniversary of people continuously living aboard the International Space Station, NASA is providing a special 2010 calendar to teachers and the public.

The calendar contains unique images and highlights historic space exploration milestones and educational facts about the international laboratory. Each month has its own theme and offers a glimpse into topics such as a typical day in the life of a crew member, the staff that supports the station, and the massive dimensions of the orbiting research facility.

The calendar is available for free download at: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/402659main_2010%20ISScalendar.pdf

“As we enter into our 10th year of human presence on the space station, we celebrate that fact and acknowledge the success of the station as one of the greatest technological, political and engineering accomplishments in human history,” said Space Station Program Manager Mike Suffredini. “I hope people enjoy the calendar and are inspired to learn something new and exciting about NASA and the station throughout the year.”

Nearly 100,000 copies of the calendar are being delivered to classrooms in all 50 states through NASA education programs and affiliated education networks.

For more information about NASA’s education programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/education