Does the International Space Station really need a name? Isn't ISS enough?
Maybe. Maybe not. It once was known as Alpha. President Reagan wanted to name it Freedom, but that name didn't take.
Parts of the space station have names: Zarya, Kibo, Destiny, Harmony and Columbus, but the entire assembly is just the plain-old, clunky, wordy International Space Station.
The space shuttles all have names. Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavour.
The commanders and pilots who fly the orbiters describe...Full Story