The Logistics of the International Space Station

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  • Published: 16 April 2019
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    References:
    [1] nasa.gov/press-release/space-station-crew-celebrates-15-years-of-human-space-exploration-in-low-earth-orbit/
    [2] nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/benefits-for-humanity_third.pdf
    [3] washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/01/09/nasa-plans-to-keep-the-international-space-station-going-until-2024-is-that-a-good-idea/
    [4] thespacereview.com/article/1579/1
    [5] nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/cooperation/index.html
    [6] nasa.gov/feature/facts-and-figures; boeing.com/assets/pdf/commercial/airports/acaps/747_8.pdf; nasa.gov/feature/facts-and-figures
    [7] nasa.gov/johnson/HWHAP/space-food
    [8] rbth.com/russian-kitchen/328572-russian-space-food-evolution
    [9] nasa.gov/johnson/HWHAP/space-food
    [10] makefoodsafe.com/do-astronauts-get-food-poisoning/
    [11] spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/reference/factsheets/food.html
    [12] cepnet.mobi/user/watch?v=u3zYG98ah04
    [13] blogs.esa.int/VITAmission/2017/09/01/recycling-water-on-the-iss-an-infographic/
    [14] oig.nasa.gov/docs/IG-18-016.pdf#bi
    [15] hypertextbook.com/facts/2009/AliciaMcGeachy.shtml
    [16] nasa.gov/johnson/HWHAP/space-food
    [17] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncrewed_spaceflights_to_the_International_Space_Station
    [18] spaceflightnow.com/2017/06/03/cargo-manifest-for-spacexs-11th-resupply-mission-to-the-space-station/
    [19] space.com/42624-moldy-mouse-food-delays-spacex-launch.html
    [20] nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/iss-operating_an_outpost-tagged.pdf
    [21] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncrewed_spaceflights_to_the_International_Space_Station
    [22] nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/HEO_NAC_ISS_April_2015_final.pdf
    [23] space.com/590-iss-crew-counts-calories-food-supply-runs.html
    [24] npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/16/543980504/the-best-item-in-an-astronaut-s-care-package-definitely-the-ice-cream
    [25] nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/iss-operating_an_outpost-tagged.pdf
    [26] theverge.com/2017/12/13/16771116/star-wars-last-jedi-iss-astronauts-screening

Comments • 1 951

  • TheMiningTeam
    TheMiningTeam  12 hours back

    WOULD YOU RATHER:

    Buy a mansion OR Move to the ISS?

    • houseOutside?
      houseOutside?  14 hours back

      CASHEWS

      • opal stivers
        opal stivers  4 days back

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

        • fatrotry
          fatrotry  6 days 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  7 days back

            So basically nasa astronauts have the most expensive college meals

            • Yash Saini
              Yash Saini  1 weeks 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 weeks back

                Ah it’s Chris Hadfield

                • Michael Inocente
                  Michael Inocente  2 weeks 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  7 days 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  7 days 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.

                  • super roblox kid
                    super roblox kid  1 weeks back

                    space is more interesting than a wall

                • Jackamomo
                  Jackamomo  2 weeks 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  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

                  Tesla: are you a joke to me

                  • WinginWolf
                    WinginWolf  2 weeks back

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

                    • Project Magnesium
                      Project Magnesium  2 weeks back

                      god damnit...THERE's my depression

                      • Michael
                        Michael  3 weeks back

                        They do have a refrigerator

                        • Code Name
                          Code Name  3 weeks back

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

                      • Flux Labs
                        Flux Labs  3 weeks back

                        Great video and quite accurate info on the network tech 😉

                        • Mert Çuhacı
                          Mert Çuhacı  4 weeks back

                          why dont they drink soylent

                          • Bryan L. Morrison
                            Bryan L. Morrison  4 weeks back

                            Careful, they're ruffles!

                            • James
                              James  1 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  1 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  1 months back

                                  Am I safe from the troll comments?

                                  • Jamie Bray
                                    Jamie Bray  1 months back

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

                                    • Noel Stephen
                                      Noel Stephen  1 months back

                                      300 megabytes!! I get 16

                                      • Leon Lawson
                                        Leon Lawson  1 months back

                                        What happens to the ISS if the countries operating within it go to war?

                                        • Jonathan Ian
                                          Jonathan Ian  1 months back

                                          NASA Space Station...What a colossal waste of imaginary money!

                                          • Alexander Eaton
                                            Alexander Eaton  1 months back

                                            Imagine getting to see a movie before it leaves theaters, but its The Last Jedi... 🤭

                                            • George Doty-Williams
                                              George Doty-Williams  1 months back

                                              Dude you're the same guy from Half As Interesting

                                              • Crash327
                                                Crash327  1 months back

                                                Their internet connections are still better than mine.

                                                • Richard Key
                                                  Richard Key  1 months back

                                                  Fairy tale

                                                  • ÒwÓ
                                                    ÒwÓ  1 months back

                                                    real talk they have faster internet than me by like 25 mbps lol (they have 37.5 mbps i know)

                                                    • Michael Ford
                                                      Michael Ford  1 months back

                                                      "ISS, this is houston. we've just received notification that astronaut tom is opening another ice cream...."

                                                      • Steve Chisnall
                                                        Steve Chisnall  1 months back

                                                        One other completely non-renewable resource on the Int'l Space Station: *clothing*. Humanity has yet to devise a safe method to wash laundry in microgravity, although apparently Roscosmos is working on a solution to this problem.

                                                        • Shadow
                                                          Shadow  1 months back

                                                          Wait so in all the years of the iss being in service it's only costed 130 billion? Well shit that's not bad at all. We've spent over a trillion on developing a fighter jet that couldn't fly at one point, and that pilots say are confusing to fly, and were unneeded.

                                                          • enno s.
                                                            enno s.  1 months back

                                                            You have forgot Kuru in french Guyana...There is starting the Ariane 5 with the ATV

                                                            • ToxinLab
                                                              ToxinLab  1 months back

                                                              You talked about food for like 80% of the video
                                                              Next time eat before you make videos

                                                              • Marcos Mercedes Nuñez
                                                                Marcos Mercedes Nuñez  1 months back

                                                                This is a really expensive operation 😅

                                                                • Jacob Løfdahl
                                                                  Jacob Løfdahl  1 months back

                                                                  you don't spell out the letters in ESA (-_-)

                                                                  • hausser
                                                                    hausser  2 months back

                                                                    Lol, they spend so much money on keeping the astronauts happy only to undo all that by showing them TLJ?

                                                                    • Tech & Legend
                                                                      Tech & Legend  2 months back

                                                                      শীর্ষ 5 আন্তর্জাতিক স্পেস স্টেশন | top 5 International Space Station - https://youtu.be/jKfxNLmHH8A

                                                                      • Bryan Estrada
                                                                        Bryan Estrada  2 months back

                                                                        Still cant get a bag of chips up there csn they

                                                                        • Steve Chapo
                                                                          Steve Chapo  2 months back

                                                                          I'm curious why it takes 2 - 3 days for a resupply ship to get there. Seems long. Was also surprised some countries let resupply ships burn up on return. I would think that just adds to the cost. Fantastic video.

                                                                          • Noah Reese
                                                                            Noah Reese  2 months back

                                                                            Jesus it’s crazy how much stuff costs on the iss... it’s definitely worth it just crazy

                                                                            • THE IRISH PSYCHO WOLF
                                                                              THE IRISH PSYCHO WOLF  2 months back

                                                                              Imagine playing halo or cod with someone in space 😆

                                                                              • Alex Clayden-Spence
                                                                                Alex Clayden-Spence  2 months back

                                                                                Downvoted... not enough planes in this video

                                                                                • jeff davis
                                                                                  jeff davis  2 months back

                                                                                  Take government out, and it would cost 1/2 .

                                                                                  • Yeet Juice
                                                                                    Yeet Juice  2 months back

                                                                                    Space mice? SPACE MICE!!

                                                                                    • sunsetlights100
                                                                                      sunsetlights100  2 months back

                                                                                      $$$$Billions to build But No video of the build whatsoever!? Sorry not buying

                                                                                    • B G
                                                                                      B G  2 months back

                                                                                      $10000 Apple...WTF...send a box of raisins

                                                                                      • 넥타Nectar
                                                                                        넥타Nectar  2 months back

                                                                                        Just play a movie about a space disaster just to be the mega phycopath

                                                                                        • Nelson Swanberg
                                                                                          Nelson Swanberg  2 months back

                                                                                          With all the poverty on our planet it can't be worth it.

                                                                                          • BrainCoolo
                                                                                            BrainCoolo  2 months back

                                                                                            The poverty rate is being globally reduced year by year, look at Africa, few years ago their extreme poverty rate was like 50%, now it's either 30% or 20%