The International Space Station (ISS) is an unseen location featured in Season 3 of Fear the Walking Dead.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component was launched into orbit in 1998, with the first long-term residents arriving in November 2000. It has been inhabited continuously since that date.
The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, and other fields. The station is suited for the testing of spacecraft systems and equipment required for missions to the Moon and Mars. The ISS maintains an orbit with an altitude of between 330 and 435 km (205 and 270 mi) by means of reboost maneuvers using the engines of the Zvezda module or visiting spacecraft. It circles the Earth in roughly 92 minutes and completes 15.5 orbits per day.
At the time of the outbreak. the ISS was manned by at least one Russian cosmonaut, Valery Stepanovich Vashchenko. From his vantage point on the ISS he was able to track the advance of the outbreak. By the time he made contact with Victor Strand in the Season 3 episode Children of Wrath, he was able to report that "...I watched the lights go out on the world three days before my scheduled reentry," thus confirming that the outbreak had gone global and was no longer confined to North America.