Monday, November 16, 1998 Published at 13:37 GMT
The US Space Shuttle will play a key role in construction
1994 - President Bill Clinton relaunches the project following the break-up of the Soviet Union and the Eastern Block. He renames it "International Space Station Alpha" and says it should be a symbol of post-Cold War co-operation.
December, 1997 - Scheduled launch of Russian-built core module (FGB) postponed.
20 November, 1998 - Core module (Zarya) launched on a Proton rocket from Kazakhstan.
7 December, 1998 - Space Shuttle delivers Unity docking module to orbiting Zarya
Summer, 1999 - Launch of Russian service module.
Late 1999/early 2000 - First crew to arrive at ISS. Nasa astronaut Bill Shepherd is the commander.
August 2001 Delivery of parts for Japanese Experimental Module begins on Space Shuttle.
October 2002 - Launch of European Space Agency's Columbus Orbital Facility.
December 2003 - ISS becomes fully operational.