Space Station Tour

Space Station Tour

2012, Technology  -   88 Comments
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Sunita Williams is one of the most experienced spacewalkers in NASA history. Near the conclusion of her final voyage as commander of the International Space Station for NASA in 2012 - a mere twelve hours before landing back to Earth - Williams filmed an informal tour of the quarters where she and other astronauts lived and worked while on space expeditions.

Space Station Tour is a no-frills affair devoid of insert shots or cutaways, and it succeeds in conveying a "you are there" perspective as a result. Williams is obviously an extraordinarily accomplished astronaut who knows every detail of the massive spacecraft, and she's never less than a congenial, appealing and instructive host during the course of the short film.

The United States, Russia and Japan worked in concert to bring this expedition to fruition. We're given a guided tour of each nation's operational modules on the station, and even catch of glimpse of several of Williams' collaborators along the way. There's the Columbus module, constructed by the European Space Agency, which is a hub that houses various scientific and medical laboratories. Then there's the Zvezda Service Module, the central area responsible for the station's overall function as well as emergency management repair and restoration.

In between are a series of practical spaces which allow for everyday activities under zero gravity conditions. We enter their kitchen area and see a vast menu of food packages representing various cuisines from around the world. Williams shows us the modest exercise equipment aboard the craft, which prove essential in combating the potential for bone density and muscle loss that occurs in space flight. We're even given a tour of their restroom facilities, which Williams jokingly refers to as their "orbital outhouse". The overall environment of the station is one of contrasts - it's massive, yet strangely claustrophobic, messy, yet intricately organized, and technologically awe-inspiring yet basic in many of its everyday living functions.

Space Station Tour offers the closest perspective most viewers are likely to experience of what life is like inside the International Space Station. It's a point of view that's certain to delight both space junkies and moderate enthusiasts alike.

Directed by: Sunita Williams

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Red Baron
1 year ago

I never found any proof of any fakery. Nowadays anyone can take a fact like the moon landings, and try to nitpick anything they don't understand, and claim it was all staged. To much misinformation being spread by conspiracy cheerleaders. I do believe we should all have our say regardless.

2 years ago

The hoax crowd needs to do better research. Every answer to their questions is available online. The problem, is they are blinded by their own ignorance. They refuse anything that goes against their beliefs.

2 years ago

Some of these hoax believers are totally lost. They make all these dumb claims of fakery, when they know little about space travel. Of course every event in history has some genius claiming it is a fraud, or never took place. These people need education, or is that just the government feeding us lies? How stupid. Paranoia, thats all.

5 years ago

Would be laughing at Sunita and others' similar BS if not such a serious thing for these crooks to be paid to make deceptive videos on the public's dime. She should be put in jail for FRAUD with the rest of NASA administration.

Just because they claim it, you believe it? You shouldn't. Look at the videos which point out all the fakery.

If you say so
5 years ago

Nice hairspray job...

Nasa in hebrew means "to deceive"

American tax slaves love cgi...

5 years ago

Totally enjoyed watching!

5 years ago

Ms. Williams is not the first to give a tour. You should watch the others if still available on Youtube. Then watch the fellows video who points out all the flaws and fakery. That is even more interesting than the tour itself. Some call those gals "the hairspray girls" and after you wake up to that fact, you cannot help but laugh at the videos. Especially when the one guy (in another video) screws up and gives their real location. In that one you can watch the direction change action of the "vomit comet" airplane or whatever they are actually in. Such regular direction change action wouldn't occur in actual orbit.

Sadly, those who cannot deal with the fact that their govt is ripping them off, lying to them, and using some of those funds to make fake videos to fool them with, will defend their govt liars, cheaters, and thieving scum, without doing a bit of HONEST investigation. Why? They are emotionally attached to their world view that their govt is good; that their govt wouldn't lie to them, when all evidence for well over a century is to the contrary.

Read what Major General Smedley Butler had to say leading up to WW2 in 1935. You can find it on the web. He gives the evidence. Of course that is just the tip of the iceberg.

As far as Buzz Aldrin punching a guy who was tired of all the lies... Many who have caught an adult red handed in doing something they shouldn't will have experienced such anger. Buzz's actions prove nothing, except to those that want to be fooled.

We should be demanding every bit of the NASA budget back and lock the fraudsters up. Yet they don't lock up the Bushes, the Clintons, nor Obama, for all their fraud and criminal activity, so I won't hold my breath.

5 years ago

Love you Sunita (sunny) are inspiration for all india and all world as beautiful lady...

5 years ago

Totally enjoyable vid! She is engaging and knowledgeable, explaining things in a non-technical way. And the morning hair was just frosting on the cake :>)

6 years ago

Proud to see an indian on ISS. Very good narration by Sunitha Williams and camera also did well.

6 years ago

Do you ever have problems with solar flares or black holes? Do you ever get "jet lag" or "the bends" when you go up into space or come back to Earth? How do you do time at all in space? What do you do if you break a bone or get some sort of injury in space? How many people would fill the space station to full capacity? How do you cook food in space? I didn't see a microwave or oven. When you do a space walk how do you make sure you don't end up floating away from the station and be lost forever in space? Is water all you have to drink in the space station? ...... Thank you for this tour I loved it. Please answer all of my questions whenever you can thank you.

6 years ago

Yeah, the hair thing makes NO sense. Guys are supposed to have their hair cut very short. Why, because you never want hair getting in the way of a helmet or a hatch or hairs getting all over equipment, so the fact that NASA keeps this hair thing going with the women makes NO sense at all. Not even tied up or wrapped in any way? Think of the dangers of having long hair like that and it getting caught in a piece of equipment or a door or the dangers of lose hairs getting on equipment and the pain of washing it in space. Totally against all miliatry policy and common sense. So to me that gives it away. You have to admit it's a powerful visual: if here hair is like that she's gotta be in space right?? Uh--huhhh....right....

6 years ago

james fll, the air causes less drag than water, but still enough to make hair bend as her head moves,. hair spray could stop her hair bending as she turns, so stopping it constantly flicking across her face. just trying to understand the physics.

6 years ago

I notice how the basic functions of being human are addressed,..but they gingerly avoid the obvious issue of sex in space. How many people posting here thought of it ,..or maybe I should say how many people who watched this swell video ,..didn't think about it? ;)

6 years ago

who knew michael cera became an astronaut

Michael Harvey
7 years ago

What an eye opener!! I know that she is up in space but what a warm-hearted "down to earth" personality. Great enlightening presentation.

7 years ago

Awesome tour. Thank you. A cool pop to make some out of the world art.

Major Tom
7 years ago

An informative inside view, no room bigger than a 2 mtr tube is confronting.

I prefer the Enterprise. At least you could have a game of bowls.

Ps Do we really want humans to infect the universe?

7 years ago

What a great tour!! I had the time of my life up there and wish I can go again.

7 years ago

The space station isn't in outer space, it's in low earth orbit. And they're not in 0G, they're in free-fall. They are still under the influence of about 90% of earth's gravity. These things are slight differences but they are also misconceptions that need to be overcome.

James F II
7 years ago

Gandalf, I recall when a person with a skewed view of reality, such as yourself, told Buzz he was a coward, Buzz thanked him for the comment by taking him down with one punch. Buzz is over 70! See what wasted time in front of a computer does? Make more use of your time by masturbating to strong pornography. One little problem with your hair movement hypothesis, in water hair has something to interact with that causes drag, in the space ship the only air movement is that generated by the air conditioning. She referred to it when she described a hazardous situation with an NH3 leak. Which can be detected by odor in the human animal at 5ppm, and becomes increasingly uncomfortable after that rapidly.
Awesome tour !!! Seems like one hell of a time. I am very jealous and proud to see the comradery.

7 years ago

Brilliant tour. Terrible comments.

7 years ago

This is so so interesting although I'm too much of a wimp to go outerspace >.<

gandalf the vague
7 years ago

and finally the biggest give away of this fraud beyond any doubt. at 17:48 she takes us to the main safety location, the one with the two laptops on the left side of the picture which in previous videos was the exact same shot but with an air lock right behind it.
in the old video (with the air lock included), at the top of the airlock it had a static non moving image of paper or material flags of all nations which never moved a single millimeter despite the so called astronauts being present in the foreground of the shot.
thats the worst f--k up ive ever seen on this and both vids are on youtube with the sme exact laptops in the same exact place but with different backgrounds.

gandalf the vague
7 years ago

also have u noticed the continuous jet engine noise in the back ground lol.
ive been recording sound for years and its one of the best give aways because people so rarely think about it when making these silly videos.

gandalf the vague
7 years ago

brilliant, have you noticed how many edits there are?
clue: hyperbollic flight only last for a few minutes until the aircraft has to climb to altitude again in order to descend (giving the occupants the feeling of zero g).
now then, my internet speed is way fast. the video is clearly buffered way beyond what im watching the whole time, i can see that.
yet still, theres little glitches in the video every few seconds making it really easy to manufacture this illusion of weightlessness.
if the parabollic flights needs to pull up and gain height before plunging againhe only needs to wait a few minutes before carrying on with her lies she doesnt even need to move.

gandalf the vague
7 years ago

her hair is clearly styled to look like zero gravity when in fact (although i cant state it as fact i believe it to be) she is in hyperbolic flight on a terrestrial jet aircraft.
think about it, human hair in real zero gravity should behave like hair does in a swimming pool (ie float around in every direction).
ironic since swimming pools are used as training for astronauts.

7 years ago

god i love space

8 years ago

@dave, she did! she hairsprayed it so thick as to give the illusion that shes floating in space!

8 years ago

Seriously, couldn't she have done something with her hair?

Phred Blunt
8 years ago

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

8 years ago

Does she always wear her hair up like that?

U.N. Soldier
8 years ago

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

Spencer Drake
8 years ago

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

Daniel M.
9 years ago

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

9 years ago

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

Busta Coupon
9 years ago

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

9 years ago

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

saigon ov chester uk
9 years ago

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

Jorge Fiestas
9 years ago

I wish they made ​​a tour of the laboratories

9 years ago

The host name is Sunita Williams

9 years ago

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

9 years ago

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

9 years ago

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...

i am the sea
9 years ago

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

9 years ago

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

Ken the Patriot
9 years ago


9 years ago

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

Space Nut
9 years ago

Amazing! I want to go into space!!

9 years ago

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