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Space Station: On the Space Station Audio/Video Clips

Use clips to show what life is like on the station. Astronaut Garrett Reisman was a flight engineer during Expeditions 16 and 17. He gives a tour of the orbiting laboratory. Clips of other station crew members show them living and working in space.

In the Space Station Experts, clips a scientist and an astronaut discuss the importance of the International Space Station.

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Welcome to the ISS
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(Reisman) Hello, everybody! Welcome to the ISS. I ... This is going to be the start of some video journals I intend to take during my time up here to show you a little of what day-to-day life is like on board the space station.
The FGB
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(Reisman) So, now we're going into the oldest module on the space station. It's the FGB. It's part of the Russian segment but actually financed and purchased by America. Here's where we keep all of our food. The red containers are Russian food containers. The blue ones are American. And those silver buckets are various types of water containers for over here on the Russian side.
Hygiene Station
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(Reisman) Right over there is our hygiene station. This is where we take showers, kinda. Actually, it's just a glorified sponge bath, basically. But you don't get too smelly up here, so actually, it works out just fine.
The Sleep Station
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(Reisman) There are two sleep stations here in the aft. This one over here on the right is Yuri's. It's nice and neat. This one over here on the left is mine. And you see the door right there, and on the door -- in the middle of it -- on the door is my hygiene kit from Russia. It's actually really handy. I've got my chopsticks, my deodorant, my toothbrush.
Rooms With a View
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(Reisman) Let's take a look inside, shall we? Now, I didn't clean up or anything, which will be immediately obvious. I wanted to show what it's really like -- kinda that lived-in look. So, you're seeing immediately the best part of the whole experience of living over here in the Russian segment, which is the fact that you have a window. And this gives you a side view looking down at the Earth. Let me zoom in here. Take a look at the Earth. And it's really a different perspective. Hello, Earth!
What's in an Astronaut's Crew Quarters
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(Reisman) So, one of the nice things about the computer here is that I can bring that. See the wires all actually from inside the kayuta. So, at night, I bring it inside, stick it up here on the mirror, and then I could do email, which is a perpetual challenge trying to keep up with that. I'm failing miserably at it. I could look at World Map. I could process images, pictures I take. And I can talk on the phone. We use the computer and this little headset. You see I got this headset plugged in with a microphone on it to run a program, just like Skype or any other VOIP, we have a similar program, and that's how I make phone calls. And I can call people on the ground, which has been really nice.

So, just looking around up here, I've got my Giants hat. That's my name tag, if you will, or my patch that I wore on my orange suit when we launched in the shuttle. I carry it with me and just stuck it here on my sleep station. Let's see what else we have here. Oh, I keep some snacks down here. Of course, candy corn right there, and Jujyfruits right there, and then this is not really a snack. Let's see if you can read it. That's Russian food ... it is "Appetizing Appetizer." Yes. Yeah. Yum. Yum. Here's my Yankees hat signed by Roger Clemons, the Rocket himself. Sleeping bag. That's it.

So, some time later I'll give you a demonstration of what it's like to go to sleep in space, but we use these little bungee cords -- these, like, elastic band(s). And that's just my pants. I just tuck them behind those (and my shirt), just tuck them behind my bungee cords there for convenience. But those bungee cords push us up against the wall and make you kinda feel like you're in a bed -- it sorta works. It makes it little bit easier to fall asleep, kinda.
Breakfast
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(Reisman) [Music playing in the background] Mmm. Yummy. So this morning for breakfast, I've chosen some coffee with sugar, some pears and, as you can obviously tell, some scrambled eggs. Yum. Yum. So, time to cook breakfast.
Cooking Eggs
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(Reisman) So you see the eggs are dehydrated. You just have to add hot water. You do that with our little dispenser here.
[Music playing in the background]
Hello. Voilà. Umm waa [blowing a kiss].
Eating Eggs.m4v
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(Reisman) [Beatles music in background]
Speaking Russian
Eggs tend to be a little messy. Ha ha.
Brushing Teeth in Space
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(Reisman) Next: teeth brushing. And it works pretty much the same way as down on Earth. The end is a little bit different though.

As you can tell, any liquid, whoa ... argh, if it's floating free, it turns into a sphere due to the surface tension. So, it's just a ball. And it's kinda fun to play around with.

Aaahhh. Yes, that's right -- you just swallow the toothpaste. You could spit it into a napkin, but then you got a bunch of napkins around with toothpaste in (them). It's kinda messy, and it's inconvenient. Rather to just enjoy what Clay Anderson used to call the after-dinner mint. And just 'cuz, unfortunately, there's no sink around here that you can just spit the toothpaste out into. So, that's how it's done.
Trash Pick-up on Station
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(Reisman) So, another common question is: What happens to all of our trash? And the answer is -- initially anyway -- we put smelly stuff into these bags, like food and leftover food, or canisters that still have some food on it (them). And anything that's not smelly, like paper or stuff like that, we put into this trashcan down here. And we have some more in the other modules as well.

And then, eventually, all of this stuff goes together into one of the cargo ships, either the Progress or the ATV. And the ATV, by the way, is right back there through that hatch. I'll show you that later, maybe. But at any rate, all these cargo ships get filled up with our junk, and it includes our clothes. We don't do any laundry. It all goes into these cargo ships; they undock from the station. They re-enter but (they) burn up on re-entry intentionally.
Space Station Logo Animation
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Canadarm Operations
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A Spacewalker’s View
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Station Conga Line
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Sushi Dinner
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Space Station: On the Space Station Videos
In the Space Station Experts clips, a scientist and an astronaut discuss the importance of the International Space Station.
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