The Logistics of the International Space Station

  • Published: 16 April 2019
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Comments • 2 002

  • agentgingerman
    agentgingerman  4 days back

    Fun fact: only the Americans use the recycled water for food and drink , the Russians refuse to use it for some reason... No idea why though

    • Mister Feola
      Mister Feola  5 days back

      We know what you ment during the water explanation.

      • bosshoss69lee
        bosshoss69lee  6 days back

        What an extreme and grotesque waste of money!

        • Zurtron D
          Zurtron D  2 weeks back

          I just realized it’s been exactly 19 years since the ISS had humans on permanentLy

          • carlos cardoso uchia
            carlos cardoso uchia  2 weeks back

            more videos about ISS...

            • sumerbc
              sumerbc  3 weeks back

              There are no Alien on the ISS. It's because we blew it out of the gosh dang Airlock!!!

              • Steve Griffiths
                Steve Griffiths  3 weeks back

                Under weightlessness would a pregnant person handle a zero-gravity pregnancy. How would a fetus in the womb behave under those conditions? When will the first human-being be born in space?.. Who will the first folk to have sex up there? . Just a few questions to ponder...

                • weston407
                  weston407  4 weeks back

                  they burn trash just like charlie kelly

                  • PrincessKait1
                    PrincessKait1  4 weeks back

                    sooooo I take it amazon prime gives them that annoying 'estimated delivery between oct 17 and November 17' window

                    • DaDa啊達啦
                      DaDa啊達啦  4 weeks back

                      I bet the Chinese can ship it for free.

                      • Josh
                        Josh  4 weeks back

                        I use to work for Northdrop Grumman... It's kind of true... That everyone that worked there could boast the title of Rocket Scientist... Have no degree and was officially a "Rocket Scientist" at 27 years of age... It's a pretty loose term to be realistic.

                        • Enigma Prime
                          Enigma Prime  1 months back

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

                          • Pyro Gaming
                            Pyro Gaming  1 months back

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

                            • Christian memes
                              Christian memes  1 months back

                              Someone probably nutted on the ISS

                              • J S
                                J S  1 months back

                                5:37: What about Korou with its ATV?

                                • K. H.
                                  K. H.  1 months back

                                  who is dumb enough to believe this?

                                  • Dan
                                    Dan  1 months back

                                    02:52 The Space Pizza Buffet is so surreal.

                                    • ChocolateMilkMonster
                                      ChocolateMilkMonster  1 months back

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

                                      • Ashraf Sheikh
                                        Ashraf Sheikh  1 months back

                                        The water recycled on ISS is Urine

                                        • Marius Crisan
                                          Marius Crisan  1 months back

                                          what do they do with their poop ?

                                          • R1B3Y3
                                            R1B3Y3  1 months 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 months back

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

                                              • Stuart Gillezeau
                                                Stuart Gillezeau  1 months back

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

                                                • Keshav Jindal
                                                  Keshav Jindal  1 months back

                                                  is this video just about food on the ISS?

                                                  • 后辈
                                                    后辈  1 months 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.

                                                    • Me Yes
                                                      Me Yes  1 months back

                                                      They're using a thinkpad :D

                                                      • Zions Gates
                                                        Zions Gates  1 months back

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

                                                        • Evil GOD Joe
                                                          Evil GOD Joe  1 months back

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

                                                          • David Versin
                                                            David Versin  1 months back

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

                                                            • The Savage Banana_
                                                              The Savage Banana_  1 months 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 months back

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

                                                                • toddles9
                                                                  toddles9  2 months 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 months back

                                                                    Austronaut: I want vegemite

                                                                    • Lew 287
                                                                      Lew 287  2 months 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 months back

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

                                                                        • Rodney lee
                                                                          Rodney lee  2 months 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 months back

                                                                            I feel like Nasa is wholesome

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

                                                                              Those are some schmancy Space MREs!

                                                                              • Ferocious Ferret
                                                                                Ferocious Ferret  2 months 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.

                                                                                • Lünkel
                                                                                  Lünkel  4 weeks back

                                                                                  I'd recommend turning it down just a tiny bit. I'm sure you would have gotten at least 2 angry replies without that last sentence, it's a bit too obvious this way.

                                                                              • Detached Pixel
                                                                                Detached Pixel  2 months back

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

                                                                                • Random Guy
                                                                                  Random Guy  2 months back

                                                                                  Still *P L A N E S*

                                                                                  • Doug Mcdonell
                                                                                    Doug Mcdonell  2 months 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  2 months back

                                                                                      WOULD YOU RATHER:

                                                                                      Buy a mansion OR Move to the ISS?

                                                                                      • houseOutside?
                                                                                        houseOutside?  2 months back


                                                                                        • opal stivers
                                                                                          opal stivers  2 months back

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

                                                                                          • fatrotry
                                                                                            fatrotry  2 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  2 months back

                                                                                              So basically nasa astronauts have the most expensive college meals

                                                                                              • Yash Saini
                                                                                                Yash Saini  2 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