ISS 2010 Tour
June 25, 2010 8:00 AM   Subscribe

It is outdated. No Node 3.
posted by Catfry at 9:04 AM on June 25, 2010

I thought it was pretty cool. I like watching astronauts floating around and smiling - so nerdy, so geeky, so wheeeeee!
posted by heyho at 9:44 AM on June 25, 2010

Cool! Really cramped in there at times, but it's neat how they can store stuff anywhere, since it's a weightless environment.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:01 AM on June 25, 2010

Fun tour once I turned my speakers off.
posted by twsf at 10:06 AM on June 25, 2010

This is super neat. I just wish it was a little newer so we could have seen the view from the Cupola in node 3. It was nice to see fellow canuck Bob Thirsk though, he's my hero :)
posted by empatterson at 11:03 AM on June 25, 2010

It's a lot bigger than I realized.
posted by Mars Saxman at 12:05 PM on June 25, 2010

I watched this with a big goofy grin on my face the whole way through. I distinctly remember a schoolmate of mine in the early nineties dismissing the idea of the ISS as a pipedream. Now, it's up there. It's incredible really. They should do more videos like this - they're just about the best PR the various national space programmes could hope for. I know if I was a ten year old kid watching this now I'd be pretty damn up for becoming an astronaut.
posted by Happy Dave at 2:28 PM on June 25, 2010

That's Barry "Butch" Wilmore, pilot of STS-129, doing the tour. Another great character in the astronaut corps. Yeah, the STS-129 mission was up in Nov 2009, just before the Node 3 / Cupola delivery in Feb 2010.

Here is the raw video for that tour, full HD, downloadable, MPEG4 format, 420 MB:

They do full tours like this pretty routinely, at least a couple times a year. You just have to pay attention. A good place to look is .
posted by intermod at 7:06 PM on June 25, 2010

(Saw this months ago.)

Wow, Wilmore was on his first orbital flight. I was watching his zero-g proficiency and giving it high marks.
posted by dhartung at 7:59 PM on June 25, 2010

We've got dual monitors at work, so I (mostly) have this picture or (sometimes) this one stretched across both. It reminds me of what wonderful things we, as human beings striving for something more, can accomplish if we stop being stupid for a few minutes.
posted by Zack_Replica at 9:17 PM on June 25, 2010

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