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(YouTube)   The best tour of the ISS you will see all year   (youtube.com) divider line 37
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2012-11-24 02:34:28 AM  
Headline is accurate.
 
2012-11-24 03:40:29 AM  
I thought the video was pretty good overall. I am amazed at how cramped and poorly lit the Russian modules were compared to the rest of them. Sunny also looks like she lost a lot of muscle mass this time around. I am curious as to what her recovery time will be.
 
2012-11-24 08:10:05 AM  
Awesome video. Can't believe how messy and scattered it all looks. My 7yo keeps a cleaner room.
 
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2012-11-24 09:57:44 AM  
Apparently in space, every day is a bad hair day.
 
2012-11-24 11:09:25 AM  

nucrash: I thought the video was pretty good overall. I am amazed at how cramped and poorly lit the Russian modules were compared to the rest of them. Sunny also looks like she lost a lot of muscle mass this time around. I am curious as to what her recovery time will be.


well you appear to know her personally...why not just go over when she gets back and ask her, no?
 
2012-11-24 11:29:24 AM  
There's a lot of exposed wiring. how do they keep from getting snagged or unplugging? I know weight is the issue getting stuff up there, but why not some panel covers?
 
2012-11-24 11:40:32 AM  
"American computers, Russian computers, ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!!!"

/I love Armageddon
//I know it's "components"
 
2012-11-24 11:44:05 AM  
Thanks, subby. I'm going to watch this more than once. Should be required viewing for all high school science classes.
 
2012-11-24 12:13:43 PM  
Roomier than I thought it would be.
 
2012-11-24 12:21:06 PM  

Inquisitive Inquisitor: Roomier than I thought it would be.


You should see where they put the racquetball court.
 
2012-11-24 12:24:27 PM  
If you think this station looks crowded and full of stuff, search out footage from MIR. That looked like living inside the back of a 1959 Philco Tv set.

I wonder if the zero-gee helps offset the constricted, claustrophobic sensation of that environment.

Camcorder either has radiation-damaged pixels or needs a lens cleaning too.

Still, it's one of the best station tours I've seen, not just because she's cute, but because she gives a good sense of orientation and depth as she goes along.
 
2012-11-24 12:26:16 PM  
That was terrific. I wondered how they slept.... and I have the weirdest boner right now.
 
2012-11-24 12:27:10 PM  
I wonder when they are going to open that sound stage for public tours.
 
2012-11-24 01:03:54 PM  
Still trying to get the Wolowitz smell out.
 
2012-11-24 01:09:35 PM  

Haliburton Cummings: nucrash: I thought the video was pretty good overall. I am amazed at how cramped and poorly lit the Russian modules were compared to the rest of them. Sunny also looks like she lost a lot of muscle mass this time around. I am curious as to what her recovery time will be.

well you appear to know her personally...why not just go over when she gets back and ask her, no?


Not directly, but through a friend who worked at NASA for some years, also she gets a fair amount of press coverage being one of the few American astronauts who still get to go to space. Being in a zero gravity environment is known to reduce muscle mass as well as de-calcify bones. So what I am telling you is not news. Other side effects include cold feet and puffy faces because our circulatory system is designed to work. I wanted to go at one time in my life, still do. But this is a lot more unrealistic of a dream due to the desire to conquer middle-eastern countries as of late.
 
2012-11-24 01:11:28 PM  
I am not claustrophobic by any stretch of the imagination, but that scared the crap out of me. All I could think of was "rat in a tunnel." As much as I love the idea of going to space, the ISS isn't what my imagination has in mind. Call me when they have warp drive and a holodeck.

Truly amazing achievement, though.
 
2012-11-24 01:16:17 PM  
Title is very accurate as that video is simply incrediable though I will say the Russian modules and Soyuz tour gave me the willies because they were so cramped.
 
2012-11-24 01:45:08 PM  
If you're curious what that Soyuz return vehicle looked like just hours later as it screamed back to Earth, here you go.
 
2012-11-24 01:53:56 PM  

The Bad Astronomer: If you're curious what that Soyuz return vehicle looked like just hours later as it screamed back to Earth, here you go.


FTA The Soyuz spacecraft safely on the ground, surrounded by the pickup crew. Click to embiggen.

dcpages.ari.net
 
2012-11-24 01:55:35 PM  

tzzhc4: Click to embiggen


Embiggen, a perfectly cromulent word!
 
2012-11-24 01:58:22 PM  

Inquisitive Inquisitor: Roomier than I thought it would be.


I'd get lost. :(
 
2012-11-24 02:31:54 PM  
When I saw it was 25 minutes I did not think I would watch it all but the next thing I knew is that it was already finished. Very cool video.
 
2012-11-24 03:19:17 PM  

talkertopc: When I saw it was 25 minutes I did not think I would watch it all but the next thing I knew is that it was already finished. Very cool video.


Ha, I watched the whole thing and if you asked me I would have said it was about 10 minutes.

I remember the day the first crew arrived in 2000. Somebody on the radio said something like, "From this day forward, there will always be humans in space." Woah!
 
2012-11-24 03:22:43 PM  

The Bad Astronomer: If you're curious what that Soyuz return vehicle looked like just hours later as it screamed back to Earth, here you go.


If'n you wuz a real astronomer guy, you'd tell us more about the chrono-synclastic-infundibulum.
 
2012-11-24 04:38:54 PM  
I'd totally follow her in to that sleeping station.
 
2012-11-24 04:43:49 PM  

StinkyFiddlewinks: I'd totally follow her in to that sleeping station.


You can't. It'll vibrate the solar panels.
 
2012-11-24 05:19:04 PM  
Not being a Star Trek fan I have to ask: Dose she count as a Starfleet Commander?
 
2012-11-24 05:35:13 PM  
this is where we should be focusing our attention on. Space and exploration is where humans should be
 
2012-11-24 05:47:00 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: StinkyFiddlewinks: I'd totally follow her in to that sleeping station.

You can't. It'll vibrate the solar panels.


If the solar panels are flappin.
Don't come a'tappin.
 
2012-11-24 07:21:17 PM  
[floats mystically past, bats happily at Suni's space hair]
 
2012-11-24 07:33:27 PM  
I lile the explication of the ISS terlet too.

Beats hell outta the old Apollo Bags.
 
2012-11-25 12:55:49 AM  

nucrash: I thought the video was pretty good overall. I am amazed at how cramped and poorly lit the Russian modules were compared to the rest of them. Sunny also looks like she lost a lot of muscle mass this time around. I am curious as to what her recovery time will be.


I was at KSC in August and John Blaha gave a talk. He spent four months on the Mir space station. He said it took about six months before the doctors proclaimed his body to be back to the state it was when he left for Mir.
 
2012-11-25 12:59:08 AM  
Tree fort for adults.
 
2012-11-25 01:06:04 AM  
How do you poop in space, is there suction that basically pulls it out of your butt once the tip breaks through?
 
2012-11-25 01:34:12 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: How do you poop in space, is there suction that basically pulls it out of your butt once the tip breaks through?


Read the Apollo Bags link I stuck in TWO POSTS UP.

Ya moran.

[administers head whack]
 
2012-11-25 01:48:28 AM  
That tour was fantastic. That really does give a great sense of space and depth in the mon-Russian modules and how claustrophobic and dingey looking the Russian modules are.

It really does look like we attached our modules to Mir. The rat's nest and living inside a TV analogies look pretty accurate to me. The 4 sleeping stations look pretty cool.

I liked this video even more than Richard Garriott's film about his space tourism trip to ISS "Man on a Mission."

It's on Netflix if you haven't seen it.
 
2012-11-25 03:48:26 AM  
This is an amazing video. I'm e-mailing a link to my Mom to show to her class this week.
 
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