The Logistics of the International Space Station

  • Published: 16 April 2019
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Comments • 1 978

  • J S
    J S  19 hours back

    5:37: What about Korou with its ATV?

    • K. H.
      K. H.  2 days back

      who is dumb enough to believe this?

      • Dan
        Dan  3 days back

        02:52 The Space Pizza Buffet is so surreal.

        • ChocolateMilkMonster
          ChocolateMilkMonster  3 days back

          The ISS has a better internet connection then most of Australia.

          • Ashraf Sheikh
            Ashraf Sheikh  4 days back

            The water recycled on ISS is Urine

            • Marius Crisan
              Marius Crisan  4 days back

              what do they do with their poop ?

              • R1B3Y3
                R1B3Y3  6 days back

                The ISS has a better internet connection than most American households on the ground, and it's literally a space station.

                • Donatas L
                  Donatas L  6 days back

                  dude i love your videos but your voice is putting me to sleep

                  • Stuart Gillezeau
                    Stuart Gillezeau  6 days back

                    Pfffffffft. The government of Trinidad and Tobago can build a stadium that costs more than this.....

                    • Keshav Jindal
                      Keshav Jindal  6 days back

                      is this video just about food on the ISS?

                      • 后辈
                        后辈  6 days back

                        Food is in more instances than you'd realize more or less safe to consume even after they've been stored in less than optimal conditions as well as exposed to air and dust, although you may risk getting slightly upset stomach.

                        • Paul Farcas
                          Paul Farcas  6 days back

                          They're using a thinkpad :D

                          • Zions Gates
                            Zions Gates  7 days back

                            Im going to college for mechanical engineering, might make that aerospace engineering instead...

                            • Evil GOD Joe
                              Evil GOD Joe  7 days back

                              I don't get why anyone would want to become astronauts? It seems boring there.

                              • David Versin
                                David Versin  1 weeks back

                                Anyone know if Amazon Prime does one day deliveries to the ISS?

                                • The Savage Banana_
                                  The Savage Banana_  1 weeks back

                                  Lol my internet is faster than *NASA's* space station internet LOLOLOLOl I have 960 mbps download and 949 mbps upload

                                  • Demon Freeman
                                    Demon Freeman  2 weeks back

                                    But why can’t a lab on earth be better than the iss

                                    • toddles9
                                      toddles9  2 weeks back

                                      I'm surprised that long hair is allowed in space. Hair falls out every day, surely it would be floating around everywhere?

                                      • F. Teixeira
                                        F. Teixeira  2 weeks back

                                        Austronaut: I want vegemite

                                        • Lew 287
                                          Lew 287  2 weeks back

                                          Is it bad when I struggle to get 2.4 mbps next to the router and I have fibre.

                                          • Edward Parks
                                            Edward Parks  2 weeks back

                                            New drinking game,
                                            Every time he says “space craft” take a shot of fireball

                                            • Rodney lee
                                              Rodney lee  2 weeks back

                                              They wasted lots of $ for vertuly nothing but a job program but it altamately is sickening when realized how bad that money and effort is needed on earth and this is a huge hoax.

                                              • SleepyDoopy
                                                SleepyDoopy  2 weeks back

                                                I feel like Nasa is wholesome

                                                • K.D.P. Ross
                                                  K.D.P. Ross  2 weeks back

                                                  Those are some schmancy Space MREs!

                                                  • Ferocious Ferret
                                                    Ferocious Ferret  3 weeks back

                                                    I can't get anything light to stay in the air, like dust, rain drops, snowflakes. Yet, all these FAKE SHIT, all weighing tons of pounds, like ISS, hubble scope & satellites, just floats in the air. HAHAHAHA. I do know satellites are attached to balloons & an air force plane goes around collecting them if they're off course.

                                                    • Detached Pixel
                                                      Detached Pixel  3 weeks back

                                                      Is not "logistics problem" 1:43 because is not negative but "logistics challenge" smarty.

                                                      • Random Guy
                                                        Random Guy  3 weeks back

                                                        Still *P L A N E S*

                                                        • Doug Mcdonell
                                                          Doug Mcdonell  3 weeks back

                                                          8:45 "Once the spacecraft is near the ISS, the crew will spend almost a whole working day dealing with the docking process" the Russians dock resupply missions but the cargo dragon pictured is pulled into a berthing port on the US segment. Only astronauts use the docking ports

                                                          • TheMiningTeam
                                                            TheMiningTeam  3 weeks back

                                                            WOULD YOU RATHER:

                                                            Buy a mansion OR Move to the ISS?

                                                            • houseOutside?
                                                              houseOutside?  3 weeks back


                                                              • opal stivers
                                                                opal stivers  4 weeks back

                                                                Is the narrators last name Snowden? It sounds just like him.

                                                                • fatrotry
                                                                  fatrotry  4 weeks back

                                                                  Sorry but the joy and cheer privilege of being in fucking space would make me not give a shit about having to eat ice cream or whatever other food. Some monks live on a bole of rice a day and are happier than the average person. You must be weak as fuck to crave ice cream when y're in fucking space.

                                                                  • DanK Dino
                                                                    DanK Dino  4 weeks back

                                                                    So basically nasa astronauts have the most expensive college meals

                                                                    • Yash Saini
                                                                      Yash Saini  1 months back

                                                                      wow thats so sad. The astronauts are stuck in confined spaces constantly working away from friends and family AND they have to watch the last jedi

                                                                      • Mister Moose
                                                                        Mister Moose  1 months back

                                                                        Ah it’s Chris Hadfield

                                                                        • Michael Inocente
                                                                          Michael Inocente  1 months back

                                                                          Imagine how big we could build the wall if we used the 160 billion on that instead of the space station!

                                                                          • Michael Inocente
                                                                            Michael Inocente  4 weeks back

                                                                            I don't know, you could definitely include some cool add-ons if you spent that much on the wall. 50 feet tall, 30 feet deep, 360° continuous surveillance, and you'd probably have enough left over to wrap the whole thing in gold leaf too. 😁

                                                                          • Fliyo MB
                                                                            Fliyo MB  4 weeks back

                                                                            Imagine how dense you have to be to actually believe a useless expensive wall, that made Trump cut funding for the veterans and the military, is more important than Space Exploration.

                                                                          • ocso639
                                                                            ocso639  4 weeks back

                                                                            space is more interesting than a wall

                                                                        • Jackamomo
                                                                          Jackamomo  1 months back

                                                                          I think they're drinking Crystal and having sexy parties at that cost. Why don't they cover all those wires up?! It looks like it's held together with tin foil and string! The USS Enterprise at least has panels to cover up wiring. I'll be honest. I call bs on space flight quite frankly. None of those scientific discoveries are meaningful and I'd be fascinated to learn how a space station helps learning about data processing. I can prove about 100 different ways how space is fake. It's a criminal waste of money when there are things like poverty around.

                                                                          • Jackamomo
                                                                            Jackamomo  1 months back

                                                                            Did you know that plant roots can sense gravity via cells in the tips? Now look at plant research in the so called space station. Why aren't to roots growing in all directions? Thats one.

                                                                        • gamecenter him
                                                                          gamecenter him  1 months back

                                                                          Tesla: are you a joke to me

                                                                          • WinginWolf
                                                                            WinginWolf  1 months back

                                                                            1:20 can’t go a whole video without a plane

                                                                            • Project Magnesium
                                                                              Project Magnesium  1 months back

                                                                              god damnit...THERE's my depression

                                                                              • Michael
                                                                                Michael  1 months back

                                                                                They do have a refrigerator

                                                                                • Code Name
                                                                                  Code Name  1 months back

                                                                                  Michael No, that is stated in the first part of the video

                                                                              • Flux Labs
                                                                                Flux Labs  1 months back

                                                                                Great video and quite accurate info on the network tech 😉

                                                                                • Mert Çuhacı
                                                                                  Mert Çuhacı  2 months back

                                                                                  why dont they drink soylent

                                                                                  • Bryan L. Morrison
                                                                                    Bryan L. Morrison  2 months back

                                                                                    Careful, they're ruffles!

                                                                                    • James
                                                                                      James  2 months back

                                                                                      It's ironic that it costs so much to send food to space based on its weight, yet when it gets there it's weightless.

                                                                                      • baylinkdashyt
                                                                                        baylinkdashyt  2 months back

                                                                                        If the importance of the space station cannot be overstated, why is it that NASA's original plans were to Splash it in the Pacific Ocean next year sometime, and... Now... They've pushed it off four years till 2024?

                                                                                        • Adam Wingert
                                                                                          Adam Wingert  2 months back

                                                                                          Am I safe from the troll comments?

                                                                                          • Jamie Bray
                                                                                            Jamie Bray  2 months back

                                                                                            9:57 "NASA puts a good amount of work into Movie Night"
                                                                                            Got to see a little Sharky's Machine.