Space Station Tour

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Space Station Tour

This is an excellent documentary-type tour of the International Space Station made by Sunita Williams in her last few days as a Commander up there. It shows us just how big this Space Station is, yet also letting us know how small everything is, or rather cramped.

The film makes you reflect and think about how really cool it is to be human, with our thoughts, emotions and our capabilities. It shows what we can do - occasionally we come together and build something monumental, we build castles in the sky (Space Stations).

It's cramped, cluttered, and supremely hostile environment, where a meteor fragment could breach the hull and empty the atmosphere in seconds. Just getting there and back entails more risk than 99 percent of us would accept, which defines the astronauts and cosmonauts as a very brave individuals.

It makes you wonder how long it takes for your mind to accept the fact that you don't have to set things down. Just leave the object floating in the air until you need it again. Conversely, one might ask if a returning astronaut forgets to set things down, assuming they will float like in space, when he gets back to earth.

One funny thing is that Sunita constantly displays that weightlessness also does strange things to a long hair. It sure looks like a messy place with wires and packets and pipes all over the place which kind of shatters the nice tidy image that Sci-Fi movies present, but in the same time it makes you appreciate what is actually presented in this stunning video.

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Comments and User Reviews

  • Alv V

    Awesome! I really got the feeling from 0 gravity from watching that full-screen. No left, right, up, down, back or front. Feel a bit dizzy.

  • John Krisfalusci

    2 questions:

    1. What happens when you wring out a towel in space? Does the water leech out or flow somewhere?

    2. What happens when you fill up a Klein bottle in space?

    Thank you in advance! ^_^

  • Paul Gloor

    Not for claustrophobic people !

  • David Bruce Powers

    Fascinating. Thanks for the tour.

  • Luyang Han

    It is definitely dizzy and messy up there :)

  • carljohnforgartty

    ohh i really wish more of these

  • Sion88

    Makes me dizzy.

  • Justin

    Probably one of the most interesting half hour tours I've ever seen! Thanks for sharing!

  • Martin Widgren

    more like this. str8 to the point without corny music and uninteresting storys.
    perfect 30 min vid.

    did not feel like one second was wasted.

  • ChipsAhoyMcCoy

    Little know fact: She's not wearing a bra.

  • Space Nut

    Amazing! I want to go into space!!

  • Luis

    She looks a lot like Medusa. i am not looking in to her eyes, just in case.

  • Ken the Patriot

    Awesome!

  • Thanh

    I like her uong curly hair in the space. That's the one I usuall draw with spring-like cotton-like fuzzy pencil lines

  • i am the sea

    Am i the only one who feels like she glossed over the fact that she said their trash burns up in the atmosphere?

  • MarkSalerno

    Is it such a good idea to have all the space suits up against the door and in the air lock? I mean if the door doesn't close properly they could lose all their suits...

  • Enrique

    Russian module and Russians all look so inhospitable :D If i wasn't Russian that would be a bad thing. The fact that i am, makes it seem so homely. Great documentary though

  • http://binkii70.tumblr.com/ binkii70

    this is the best documentary I've ever watched. ...perfect!

  • 31jetjet

    The host name is Sunita Williams

  • Jorge Fiestas

    I wish they made ​​a tour of the laboratories

  • saigon ov chester uk

    Sitting at home with my mind blown ...with such envy!!!

  • Rabbani

    Do you get a noise proof sleeping bag? How do you feel when you touch the ground earth?

  • Busta Coupon

    Really enjoyed it half hour seemed like 5 minutes great doc.

  • bluetortilla

    Wow- amazing. I found myself laughing out loud.
    Why is there only one of these?

  • Who is they?

    Yes. What's your point?

  • Daniel M.

    the noise and "clutter" really reminds me of being on a c-17 again... far more cramped though obviously. I wanna go!!

  • Quinton Beaudry

    I guess you should know that there was a time when they just about shut down the program because of its costs. In fact, they had to pool in as much countries as they could just to be able to make it more cost manageable.. Another thing to note is,, bringing material up to space is dangerous and can drive some nations into debt, AND FAST! The more force the rocket needs to exert also bring up the dangers as you need to apply more thrust to get away from earths gravity. More weight = more thrust. You need about 3 times the amount of thrust in contrast to weight. It would cost roughly about 300 million dollars to bring a bag of chips up if that was the mission. Now imagine metals and such. To date I could not even fathom how much 100's trillions of dollars has gone into the preparation and execution of the program.. Some nations have literally gone into an economic disaster just trying to start a space program let alone sending material up. Hope this cracks your morning egg of knowledge.

  • Quinton Beaudry

    There is, go to NASA's youtube and scroll through the plethora of content they make publicly available.

  • Robert

    I don't know much about expenses related to the space industry but 100s of trillions of dollars is more than all of the world's wealth combined. I don't think a small space station could possibly be worth that much. Smells like amateurish BS.

  • Quinton Beaudry

    It was a bit of an exaggeration, but to date your prolly looking into the 100s of trillions in programs and ground related programing, not to mention, all the flights to build and repair. Prolly looking into the billions before it even got off the ground, from patenting and engineering, and also a huge cost would of course be from getting the materials up there. To date the station is worth 150 billion dollars, but that does not include what it took to build the ship and maintain it, and its 1000's of programs associated with the SS. Who knows, my first response is prolly close to the right mark, however, we will never be able to group up the trillions of dollars of related research that come from and for the SS. Not like you need to get belligerent, but that is okay, because it speaks loud about your intelligence . You can debate things without looking like a child. With all that in mind since it was in the planning I'm sure the true price-tag would astonish you. You need to really do some research, as it is amazing that the SS is still in orbit. But that would of course involve you doing a lot of research. Mine just came from constantly researching things. If you could see my facebook on a day to day basis it would cave your intellectualism. I watch everything from our heliosphere and beyond all the way to our iron–nickel alloy core. I also watch currant seismic and volcanic activity, as well as the day to day weather, but hey, what do I know. If you care to engage people in banter try using humility and respect. I give a ton of it and I expect it back.

  • Spencer Drake

    Would have been too cool if they filmed over one of the poles!

  • Guest

    Well... (scratches back of head) I would give you respect in so far as your comments were more credible than you tout them to be... Take the US defense budget for example which lets say amounts to 500 billion USD per annum (which although inaccurate is probably within 20% of the actual figure) and multiply that by 20. You get 10 trillion USD. Do you really think the space program would even be anywhere close to what the US spends on its military? Considering this, your 100s of trillions of USD talk sounds not only overblown but like a hyperbole even for a hyperbole. So forgive me if I'm brash but your comment sounded pretty fucking retarded. And NO even to date the budget could not possibly be even close to 100s of trillions of dollars.

    Give me 100s of trillions of dollars and I'll probably have enough money to build a fucking colony on the moon to extract enough H3 that we can all live without fear of running out of energy. While doing so I'll still probably have plenty of money left. And with that, I'll buy out the entire military arsenal of the world along with all defense related companies and industries just to get rid of all weapons and weapons related applications just so that we achieve true peace for the first time in history. Even after doing so I'll probably have some money left so I'll buy out the entire stock market of the entire world as well as all of its real estate just so I can equally redistribute land and capital equally to all citizens of the planet and by doing so solve the poverty crisis. Even after that I'll still have plenty left so I'll retire on an island of the coast of South Spain where I'll live the rest of my life.

    You do realize that 100s of trillions of dollars means you can by hundreds of Bill Gates (est. net worth 80 billion)...

    I don't think you truly grasp the ridiculousness of your estimation...

    I do respect you. I truly do which is why I'm giving you my honest two cents: GET YOUR FIGURES CHECKED. That is all. Thank you.

  • Guest

    A quick search with something called Google shows that the entire budget for NASA was 18 billion USD for 2014 and 790 billion USD for its entire 52 years of operation. How on earth did you come up with 100s of TRILLIONS of USD?

  • U.N. Soldier

    I saw in a interview that every female that has ever been in the space station, and also on the space shuttle has had sex. So I couldn't help but think how fun this little filly would be in zero g sex mmm mmm mmm

  • Joan

    Does she always wear her hair up like that?

  • brycewise

    I doubt that. if you get pregnant it would be a nightmare

  • U.N. Soldier

    See, that is just the thing...a female cannot get pregnant in Space. The energy field of the earth is needed for conception to take place. That is partly the reason how they figured out how to clone animals. After the sperm enters the egg there is a minute electrical charge, but in space that does not happen.

  • Phred Blunt

    More NASA fakery. If you believe all that stuff, you will believe that men went to the moon on a Brocks rocket.

  • Gareth Jones

    You BETTER be joking :D