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Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory

International Space Station

The International Space Station has been in orbit for quite a while now. It was launched in 1998 and has been added on to since then. Have you ever seen inside each module? Have you ever wondered how do they store all of the items that have been either brought or taken from the ISS?

Well, now is your chance!

Imagine the engineering that has been accomplished in the Space Station. It is more than I ever seen. The modules are explained in the video below by the departing Space Station Commander, Sunita Williams

She gives a tour that was in conjunction with requests from school kids. They sent up questions of the normal stuff. How do you use the bathroom to how do you eat.

The Commander takes her time in explaining each module along with taking you through the whole station. It is very educational along with eye-opening shots of what they see out the windows. Just a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Since NASA has closed down the shuttle flights, there are a lot of us that are in the space doldrums. But should you want to see where the space station is, then click here to watch its orbit. Nifty little site that provides the exact location live along with giving you a history of the ISS since launch til today.

I think the most striking aspect of this video is when she shows the Russian capsule in which they will return to earth in. OMG! SO tiny! However, they remind me of the old original space crafts that the original astronauts that began the flights into space.

This is as close to being in space as most of us will ever get! Fun to watch…

I know it is a little long but is well worth the view. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Have a great week!

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2 Responses to “All the things you wanted to know…”

  1. Peter Szabo Says:

    Such an interesting introduction to the structure of the space station! As an architectural engineer, I’ve found your report truly fascinating! I’ve read last week that 3D printing will help to speed up the upgrading of the space station, 3D printed replacement parts and tools can be the way of the future. Space food can be 3D printed as well. The future is really now :)
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  2. Linda Says:

    Hi Peter … I saw that as well. I can imagine many more items and it certainly will give anyone the fact that the future is now! :D

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