As part of our continuing coverage of World Space Week which runs until October 10, this infographic takes a look at the nationality of all visitors to the International Space Station. As of October 2018, 222 individuals from 18 countries have visited the ISS; according to NASA statistics
. The United States accounts for the overwhelming majority of those individuals with 146 visitors in total.
For some of those astronauts
, the ISS has become a second home with Jeffrey N. Williams, Frederick W. Sturckow, Richard A. Mastracchio and Mark E. Kelly all visiting four times. 47 Russians have also visited the ISS and Fyodor Yurchikhin has made the trip an impressive five times. Japan comes third in visitor numbers with 9, ahead of Canada's
7 and Italy's 5.
One of Canada's passengers became an internet sensation during Expedition 35 in 2013. Chris Hadfield released a music video recorded on the ISS of a rendition of David Bowie's "Space Oddity". By October 2018, his video had over 41 million hits on YouTube.