Enjoy a personal video tour of the International Space Station with Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke. The station is big — it really is getting to be a big place — so the tour is in four parts. But its worth the time to watch the entire series to see all the modules, the crew quarters, and all the different devices and racks on board. Fincke does a great job giving the “straight skinny,” as he says, and shows all the nooks and crannies of the ISS. He warns that you’ll see a station in the middle of being renovated, so there’s a little clutter, but its fun to see a kind of “day in the life” on board the ISS. Fincke even lets you fly along with him through the Kibo lab, and opens the window shutter (which is very cool!) so you can see the beautiful view of Earth from space. I thought it was fun to see that when the astronauts exercise, they watch movies, just as I like to do. Teachers, this video tour would be a great way to show your students what living on board the ISS is really like. Enjoy — its great! This was recoreded in HD, so click on the option to watch in High Quality (the red arrow on the bottom right of the screen). Here’s part 1:
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