The Logistics of the International Space Station

  • Published: 16 April 2019
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Comments • 1 940

  • Yash Saini
    Yash Saini  2 days 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  3 days back

      Ah it’s Chris Hadfield

      • Michael Inocente
        Michael Inocente  5 days back

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

      • Jackamomo
        Jackamomo  5 days 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  5 days 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  6 days back

        Tesla: are you a joke to me

        • WinginWolf
          WinginWolf  1 weeks back

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

          • Project Magnesium
            Project Magnesium  1 weeks back

            god damnit...THERE's my depression

            • Michael
              Michael  2 weeks back

              They do have a refrigerator

              • Code Name
                Code Name  2 weeks back

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

            • Flux Labs
              Flux Labs  2 weeks back

              Great video and quite accurate info on the network tech 😉

              • Mert Çuhacı
                Mert Çuhacı  3 weeks back

                why dont they drink soylent

                • Bryan L. Morrison
                  Bryan L. Morrison  3 weeks back

                  Careful, they're ruffles!

                  • James
                    James  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

                        Am I safe from the troll comments?

                        • Jamie Bray
                          Jamie Bray  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

                            300 megabytes!! I get 16

                            • Leon Lawson
                              Leon Lawson  4 weeks back

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

                              • Jonathan Ian
                                Jonathan Ian  4 weeks back

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

                                • Alexander Eaton
                                  Alexander Eaton  4 weeks back

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

                                  • George Doty-Williams
                                    George Doty-Williams  4 weeks back

                                    Dude you're the same guy from Half As Interesting

                                    • Crash327
                                      Crash327  4 weeks back

                                      Their internet connections are still better than mine.

                                      • Richard Key
                                        Richard Key  4 weeks 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  1 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  1 months back

                                                            শীর্ষ 5 আন্তর্জাতিক স্পেস স্টেশন | top 5 International Space Station -

                                                            • Bryan Estrada
                                                              Bryan Estrada  1 months back

                                                              Still cant get a bag of chips up there csn they

                                                              • Steve Chapo
                                                                Steve Chapo  1 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  1 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  1 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%

                                                                              • Zbigniew Sadowski
                                                                                Zbigniew Sadowski  2 months back

                                                                                I hope in future space flights will be come cheater so i could just go to space and dok with ISS and just say "hello there"

                                                                                • FaultedToast45 ———————

                                                                                  Australia is getting a space agency.

                                                                                  • ROB-IN-PHILLY
                                                                                    ROB-IN-PHILLY  2 months back

                                                                                    Space Station is fake...

                                                                                    • Rons random channel
                                                                                      Rons random channel  2 months back

                                                                                      What happens if you nut on the iss

                                                                                      • Spielzeit85
                                                                                        Spielzeit85  2 months back

                                                                                        Asstraunauts can save about $29,000 by taking a dump before boarding the rockets.