The Logistics of the International Space Station

  • Published: 16 April 2019
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Comments • 1 982

  • Enigma Prime
    Enigma Prime  2 days back

    As Elon Musk said, the key to space travel is in the reduction of costs.

    • Pyro Gaming
      Pyro Gaming  2 days back

      Can you imagine the magnitude of the nut they’d of busted after a year of no nutting

      • Christian memes
        Christian memes  2 days back

        Someone probably nutted on the ISS

        • J S
          J S  3 days back

          5:37: What about Korou with its ATV?

          • K. H.
            K. H.  4 days back

            who is dumb enough to believe this?

            • Dan
              Dan  6 days back

              02:52 The Space Pizza Buffet is so surreal.

              • ChocolateMilkMonster
                ChocolateMilkMonster  6 days back

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

                • Ashraf Sheikh
                  Ashraf Sheikh  7 days back

                  The water recycled on ISS is Urine

                  • Marius Crisan
                    Marius Crisan  7 days back

                    what do they do with their poop ?

                    • R1B3Y3
                      R1B3Y3  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                        • Stuart Gillezeau
                          Stuart Gillezeau  1 weeks back

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

                          • Keshav Jindal
                            Keshav Jindal  1 weeks back

                            is this video just about food on the ISS?

                            • 后辈
                              后辈  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                They're using a thinkpad :D

                                • Zions Gates
                                  Zions Gates  1 weeks back

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

                                  • Evil GOD Joe
                                    Evil GOD Joe  1 weeks 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_  2 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  3 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                  • Rodney lee
                                                    Rodney lee  3 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  3 weeks back

                                                      I feel like Nasa is wholesome

                                                      • K.D.P. Ross
                                                        K.D.P. Ross  3 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  4 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  4 weeks back

                                                                  WOULD YOU RATHER:

                                                                  Buy a mansion OR Move to the ISS?

                                                                  • houseOutside?
                                                                    houseOutside?  4 weeks back


                                                                    • opal stivers
                                                                      opal stivers  4 weeks back

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

                                                                      • fatrotry
                                                                        fatrotry  1 months 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  1 months 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  1 months 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  1 months 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  1 months 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  2 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.