The Logistics of the International Space Station

  • Published on Apr 16, 2019
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Comments • 1 703

  • Moritz B.
    Moritz B. 5 hours ago

    Is nasa dumb smh, just get amazon prime. Ez free shipping

  • FiFaCZeq
    FiFaCZeq 13 hours ago

    Yeah ~1000000th wiever

  • jayteegamble
    jayteegamble 2 days ago

    Humanity's greatest boondoggle.

  • Spencer DeMera
    Spencer DeMera 3 days ago

    Ive always wanted to be an Astronaut and am still on track to do so but just like imagine getting there and facetiming your family like WHAT

  • Adam Garcia
    Adam Garcia 4 days ago

    Lol they ask the astronauts what snacks they want to bring...
    Astronaut 1 👩‍🚀: “Ummm, can I just get like 5 less ice creams, 6 less chocolates and don’t pack any of the cookies.”
    NASA 🌙: “ok, so you don’t really want any snacks? You have like 13 pounds of your weight allowance left, do you want more ready-made meals or something?”
    Astronaut 1👩‍🚀 : “um, well, actually...can you just pack my PS4 for me instead?”
    *in space**
    Astronaut 1👩‍🚀 : *playing PS4*
    Astronaut 2👨‍🚀 : “Yo, I’ll trade you my ice cream to play a few rounds of Nazi Zombies🧟‍♂️”
    Astronaut 1👩‍🚀 : “better clear it with Houston...” lol

  • Daniel Detweiler
    Daniel Detweiler 4 days ago

    so basically we gotta figure out a cheaper way of getting items to space... use a _big_ gun :P

  • Dany Fairuzy
    Dany Fairuzy 4 days ago

    10:03 Are they watching GRAVITY? Pretty extreme if you ask me.

  • Sven
    Sven 4 days ago

    space flight is not worth it

  • Alex Hendo
    Alex Hendo 4 days ago +8

    “Only get 300mbps download speed”
    Mate in Australia we get 12mbps on a good day

    • Dany Fairuzy
      Dany Fairuzy 4 days ago

      300mbps is pretty slow for a $160 billion spacecraft.
      In some places internet can reach 1000mbps.

  • Beau
    Beau 5 days ago

    In space? do we call it space? they are in low earth orbit..

  • daniel_960_
    daniel_960_ 6 days ago

    One day they will just be able to order something at amazon and it will be shipped to them soon after that

  • Oliver Todd
    Oliver Todd 7 days ago

    Bend over productions

  • Alex James
    Alex James 7 days ago

    4:11 falcon heavy: im gonna stop you right there

    EASYTIGER10 8 days ago

    Is there anywhere on the ISS that doesn't look "cluttered" That would get me down after a while.

  • finlay morrison
    finlay morrison 8 days ago +5

    am I the only one amazed that they must go 6 months without a wank?

  • AwesomeVindicator
    AwesomeVindicator 10 days ago

    those $10000 apples are expensive but not as bad as the $1000 minecraft apple that was fed to a minecraft horse on a charity livestream :D

  • Frank Ragetti
    Frank Ragetti 10 days ago

    Cool. But i still think we humans have serious issues about priorities. All that effort and spending applied on Healthcare, i wonder how many diseases would have been already dealt with. Applied on financing startup companies, how many more useful services we would have access to. Billions spent to find life on space, trillions spent killing each other on Earth.

  • tsing tak
    tsing tak 11 days ago

    Well. Do astronauts download porn movies?

    GUAIMUS 12 days ago

    I got a question. What about sex?

  • Andrés Huster Zapke
    Andrés Huster Zapke 13 days ago

    wouldnt you call it upload movies? 10:03

  • Beowulf
    Beowulf 14 days ago

    The Last Jedi?? Oh, those poor astronauts... I’m amazed they didn’t evacuate...

  • Jonathan Cw
    Jonathan Cw 14 days ago

    10:13 “browse internet freely“
    *astronaut propelling himself around the station jacking it*

  • delivrex
    delivrex 15 days ago

    1:53 that is bullshit

  • laddibugg
    laddibugg 16 days ago

    Nature Valley will never get a NASA contract....

  • jusaguy20
    jusaguy20 16 days ago

    The ISS - Finally someone richer than Bill Gates ;-)

  • 4c1dr3fl3x
    4c1dr3fl3x 17 days ago

    Most advanced piece of technology created by man...uses a US Robotics 28.8k bps modem from 1994 for connectivity

  • Aleksandr Nestrato
    Aleksandr Nestrato 17 days ago

    Jazz and NASA are the two best things USA has brought to the world!
    It's so sad that America is that much 'overmoneyed' and military folks use every tiny chance to create another fake enemy of "The Free World" in order to get the funding.
    I wish NASA could get at least half of American Military Budget.

  • tellthemborissentyou
    tellthemborissentyou 18 days ago

    NASA was onto a winner with the ISS. They thought it up as a reason the extend the shuttle programme so they could keep their jobs for longer. It was always more about PR than about science. The PR has been so good it has outlived the shuttles and continues to give these people a good salary.

    • Niall Kinsella
      Niall Kinsella 17 days ago

      The ISS is international (the clue is in the title) and is part of a program made up of 15 independent nations.
      Are you really trying to suggest that 15 nations are all in on some stupid plot to make some nasa admins some money?

  • JoelTheBeardSurvivor
    JoelTheBeardSurvivor 19 days ago

    I think he ran out of Plane-related 5opics to discuss and relized that space ships are the closest thing...

  • Haris_the_ Bosniak
    Haris_the_ Bosniak 20 days ago

    Who else only remembers baikonour from bo1 😂?

  • GMoney 2
    GMoney 2 20 days ago

    dammit u can’t jack off in space

  • smast81
    smast81 20 days ago +1

    ISS is hoax

  • javixm
    javixm 20 days ago

    3:48 you mean piss purifier

  • Yes'tir'Day
    Yes'tir'Day 20 days ago +4

    Thumbnail is sooooo attractive. I just have to click it everytime i see it.

  • JanoHopar
    JanoHopar 21 day ago

    Eating a Nature's Valley granola bar on the ISS.. the chaos that would ensue

  • Alex
    Alex 21 day ago

    You should change your website's title page from "mysite" to Wendover Productions... Seeing how easy Squarespace is, this shouldn't be an issue ha.

  • Infinite Flight Channel

    Is it 6 people per side? Or is it 3 each

  • ⸚
     21 day ago +1

    Logistics of a space station - brought to you by Wendover productions...

    Financing of a space station - brought to you by Bendover productions!
    (Tax is space piracy!) :P

  • Blaues Katzenbaby
    Blaues Katzenbaby 21 day ago +1

    That feel, when even astronauts have better internet connection than you do :(

  • Hội Kỹ Sư Điện Việt Nam

    We are looking forward to exchanging knowledge with you.uuuuuuuu

  • Mirel Masic
    Mirel Masic 22 days ago

    I wouldn't say the cost of the food is high, it's the transportation of it that is expensive.

  • Peter Yout12
    Peter Yout12 22 days ago +1

    how do u become a astronaut?

    • Niall Kinsella
      Niall Kinsella 19 days ago

      You essentially need to have a masters degree or doctorate in a science or engineering subject, or be a former military test pilot. Preferably both.
      Also, perfect vision, perfect health.
      After that you just apply to your relevant space agency when they announce that they are recruiting a new class for their astronaut corps. Hope you don't get too old while waiting for the next class to open, as they are only opened when new astronauts are required.
      If you get this far the class still has an insanely high rejection rate, so good luck.

    • Dr0pkidd
      Dr0pkidd 20 days ago

      Someone should make a video about that.

  • do ngoc hoang khang
    do ngoc hoang khang 22 days ago

    investment of foreign company in my country of vietnam

  • do ngoc hoang khang
    do ngoc hoang khang 22 days ago

    i'm from vietnam want you to make a video aboult why foreign company are investing in vietnam

  • devil lonesome
    devil lonesome 23 days ago +1

    Can't they just get uber eat? Or get takeaway, it's just phone call.

    For real tho, China might just create space takeaways 😂

  • Albert :)
    Albert :) 23 days ago

    Footnotes !! 😁😁😁😁

  • Chad The Gig Economist

    it's not rocket surgery

  • Astro Goal Horns
    Astro Goal Horns 25 days ago

    That moment when you finish this video and you are literally floating

  • Hexagonical :P
    Hexagonical :P 25 days ago

    i was unaware that Wendover was HAI in disguise (or vice versa)

  • Iceman0219
    Iceman0219 25 days ago

    Good on the ice cream guy

  • JoshL
    JoshL 25 days ago

    The initials for Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport spell MARS 🙃

  • Human Bean
    Human Bean 25 days ago

    glad that we have the space station to shoot down any potential fighter threats from turkey

  • Gmonster 41
    Gmonster 41 25 days ago

    Are you the same person as HAI?

  • Nicolas Bouliane
    Nicolas Bouliane 25 days ago

    Another fantastic video from you! I'm looking forward to the next ones already :)

  • James Lehmann
    James Lehmann 26 days ago

    I love this thumbnail. Absolutely love it. Keep it up my man and I feel like you live and AZ haha all good keep it up!!

  • Alan C. Cai
    Alan C. Cai 26 days ago +3

    When the food on the ISS is better than the food at my school's cafeteria.

    NAME NAMENAME 26 days ago

    I just realized that the iss has better internet than Germany...

  • UserNameA
    UserNameA 27 days ago +16

    I don't think there could be many things worse than experiencing food poisoning while in zero gravity

  • Extrnal Sorce
    Extrnal Sorce 27 days ago

    Yeah, whatever you say. *bendover* productions

  • StrokeMahEgo
    StrokeMahEgo 27 days ago

    A video about space? No way he could get a plane in -- omg he did it

  • Outrider63
    Outrider63 27 days ago

    For all you folks that believe the ISS is real, (instead of the hoax that it is), explain how , at the beginning of a mission (change of command ceremony), all the men with hair have a crewcut. 6 months later, at the next change of command ceremony, the mens hair is exactly the same length. Also notice they never have a beard after 6 months of not shaving. They never show themselves getting a haircut, or shaving, or even putting on one their bulky spacesuits. If you can provide video evidence of this being done, please provide the link, or clear description of the mission(s) where these things occurred, and I will be glad to retract my assertion. A willingness to ask questions, and then find answers is what got me this far in my conspiracy research. As to why NASA would lie about their space program, ever heard of Santa Claus, or the Easter Bunny? Thanks in advance! Namaste

    • Luftwaffles
      Luftwaffles 27 days ago +2

      This is a video of (now former) Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield getting a haircut:

  • longshot789
    longshot789 28 days ago +1

    One ounce, or Twenty-Eight grams

    Ehhhhhh, I know that one!

  • Deep Dreamwalker
    Deep Dreamwalker 28 days ago

    So... I can't take my Nature Valley granola bars; the worlds most crunchy, crumbly, mess creating and delicious granola bars?

    • v1tell _
      v1tell _ 26 days ago

      are you sponsored or something

  • Mork Ryan
    Mork Ryan 28 days ago

    9:57 Yep. Lovely. Let's have a "Gravity" showing. That won't make me anxious at all.

  • 28 days ago

    Fantastic job on this complex topic Wendover team!

  • Ultralagger R.E.V
    Ultralagger R.E.V 28 days ago

    Then SPACEX is next

    APCWORLDSUXAZ 28 days ago

    The Logistics of the International Space Station = chasing a 60 thousand mph bullet around the planet every time we need to dock, instead of um, just parking it in real space like a real space station and save fuel? or the moon? utter fucking waste of money...….. by now we should have space stations from here to most major area of our solar system. this shit is a scam. it don't give me no damn money issue bullshit, we spent 18 TRILLION ON AFGHANISTHAN TO GROW OPIUM.

    • Niall Kinsella
      Niall Kinsella 25 days ago

      Governments priorities are screwed.
      That's why there's always money for wars and bailouts to corporations but none for veterans, schools, or space exploration.

      APCWORLDSUXAZ 27 days ago

      I know why its done the way its done... because we cant get out of the bubble 8o)) 18 trillion dollars to grow opium in Afghanistan , get people hooked on opioid pills back home and hooked on methadone and paid for by Obama care...……..... or spend 18 trillion on 30 space stations finding new raw materials and endless supply of metals and gold.... nah drugs are gud.

    • -RandomUserName-
      -RandomUserName- 27 days ago

      learn about Orbital Mechanics and you'll know why it's done the way it is

  • Marthinus van der Walt

    Sounds like mining space for resources would be extremely expensive and hazardous.

  • Vinicius Venture Viana

    But... can you fap on the ISS?

    • -RandomUserName-
      -RandomUserName- 27 days ago

      they even tried to have Sex on the MIR
      they strapped both of them to the wall to stop them from flying away

  • Jeremy Young
    Jeremy Young 28 days ago

    This comment was made possible by Brilliant.

  • Chaitanya Singh
    Chaitanya Singh 28 days ago +1

    It's so mind blowing that we have humans living in Space normally (well apart from their profession of doing countless experiments)
    I wonder if they get fast foods too up there, and whether they do or do not do something like vote from there

    • Brock Walls
      Brock Walls 28 days ago

      Chaitanya Singh Not sure about astronauts from other countries, but yes, the American astronauts can vote while they’re up there using an absentee ballot like anyone else.

  • Chaitanya Singh
    Chaitanya Singh 28 days ago +12

    4:30 Wendover predicting future of smartphone pricing

    • Anton Berglund
      Anton Berglund 2 days ago

      See you in the year 2025 or 2030 to see if your right XD.

  • Mutum
    Mutum 29 days ago

    i like that thumbnail

  • Dylan Stewart
    Dylan Stewart 29 days ago

    I wonder if the astronauts get to jerk the jerky at all. It would be great to have the opportunity to go to space, but that would be one of the many things that would suck.

  • David D
    David D 29 days ago

    no planes??? :O

  • Bastian Rivero
    Bastian Rivero 29 days ago

    Expensive asf

  • TxT Peer
    TxT Peer 29 days ago

    The most expensive apple product !

  • Joshua
    Joshua 29 days ago +1

    I really like how astronauts get to taste test food before they go up so that they can get their preferred foods.

  • Arvind Kokitkar
    Arvind Kokitkar 29 days ago

    No flat earther in the comments section🤔

  • Antivirus
    Antivirus Month ago

    Watching gravity on the ISS LOL

  • Doxie Lain
    Doxie Lain Month ago

    So, Wallops Flight Center? Wondering why you didn't name it.

  • SnopFop
    SnopFop Month ago

    I recognize that voice... who is that ?

  • Johnny Steen
    Johnny Steen Month ago +1

    But what do they do with certain "waste products" associated with some of the "movies" they're able to download?

  • Kyle Moore
    Kyle Moore Month ago

    Probably the first time I've ever heard anyone call Wallops Flight Facility "Mid Atlantic Regional" but midatlantic regional is the actual name of the launch pad

  • Tommaso Gouery
    Tommaso Gouery Month ago

    What’s the difference between this and hai

  • ayylux
    ayylux Month ago +1

    The thumbnail needs way more appreciation tbh, it's amazing

  • Patrick Eruimy
    Patrick Eruimy Month ago

    🛰 👍🏼

  • MilklsChillin
    MilklsChillin Month ago

    ISS ist in space. It is flying a couple hundred kilometers above earth. nasa is a bunch of traitors and liars

    • Niall Kinsella
      Niall Kinsella 19 days ago +1

      Igor Baliukin and Jean-Loup Bertaux, the authors of the paper you are manhandling, have never claimed that the moon, nor the ISS for that matter, are not in space.
      *YOU* are making this claim and attributing it to someone else who never said or implied anything of the sort.
      If you are going to try to spread bullshit at least have the guts to own it and not try to tarnish other people's names with your crap claims.

    • MilklsChillin
      MilklsChillin 19 days ago

      +Niall Kinsella now you really didn't make sense at all. why do you hold on to outdated science? Our atmosphere is diverse, and like I said 400km is nothing compared to being 100.000 kms away from earth. IN FACT the MOON is inside earths atmosphere at 250.00km and you can see it is close, not far away. Science evolves everyday my friend. its not me claiming these things about our atmosphere its actual scientists

    • Niall Kinsella
      Niall Kinsella 19 days ago

      So essentially yes, you are claiming that the International Space Station is not in space because there are molecules of gas orbiting Earth at a higher altitude than it.
      Does this also mean that we are currently within the sun? It expels gases and particles that travel beyond the orbit of Earth. So by your logic, we are inside the sun.

    • MilklsChillin
      MilklsChillin 23 days ago

      Niall Kinsella I respect all of your knowledge, but ISS clearly just flys above earth, its not in space (scientifically). 400km is not far at all if you consider that earths atmosphere may be larger than 500.000 km(I know you can’t breathe there and it’s not dense at all) That’s all I’m saying Niall

    • Niall Kinsella
      Niall Kinsella 24 days ago +1

      If you consider 0.2 molecules of hydrogen per cubic centimetre to be atmosphere. Very few vacuum chambers on earth can evacuate to that level.
      It's highly disingenuous to claim the ISS is not in space simply because an extremely sparse cloud of hydrogen orbits the earth to a higher altitude.

  • RMoribayashi
    RMoribayashi Month ago

    Everything on the ISS is labeled, cataloged and stored to make access efficient. From the piles of boxes to the flat plastic packs held together with bungee nets, everything is packed as to minimise scrounging through stores with a code reader any more than is necessary.

  • Tony B
    Tony B Month ago +1

    More and more people are waking up to the fact that this whole space story is foolishness. The earth is flat. Get over it.....

  • The Boi Mk
    The Boi Mk Month ago

    you gotta pre order your pizza months ahead of time.

  • turbominator
    turbominator Month ago

    must be difficult to fuck without gravity

  • Archie Scriven
    Archie Scriven Month ago

    The bloody ISS gets better internet than me!

  • David Dima
    David Dima Month ago +1

    No more lagging while i play Pubg Mobile if i have nasa at my bedroom.

  • Rudie Obias
    Rudie Obias Month ago

    Flat Earthers and Moon Landing Deniers shook!!

  • Lana
    Lana Month ago

    Zarya is property of the US, so tecnically not part of the russian segment

  • elektron2kim
    elektron2kim Month ago

    A bit like my home. Recently I docked a new washing machine and got 2 old Thinkpads.

  • Ashish Pradhan
    Ashish Pradhan Month ago

    Look at the thumbnail😂😂😂😂😂. It says "educational video 1 unit" on the barcode 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • A
    A Month ago

    Diarrhoea in Space would be interesting

  • Ryukachoo
    Ryukachoo Month ago +1

    Yo does NASA record or live stream movie night? Sounds like an interesting commentary track