The International Space Station


  • A Bedroom in Space: Crew Quarters Tour Inside the Space Station

    See what an astronaut's bedroom is like aboard the International Space Station in this video from NASA. Japanese astronaut and Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata narrates a video tour of the crew quarters inside the International Space Station's Harmony node.

    Grades: 3-8
  • Karen Nyberg Shows How You Wash Hair in Space

    Learn how astronauts wash their hair while living on the International Space Station. Expedition 36 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg shows how she washes and rinses her hair in microgravity in this video from NASA.

    Grades: 3-8
  • Life On the International Space Station: An Astronaut's Day

    Learn how astronauts sleep and use the restroom while living on the International Space Station. Tom Marshburn, Expedition 34 flight engineer, talks about life aboard the orbiting space station in this video from NASA.

    Grades: 3-8
  • Space Hygiene: Showering in Space

    Astronaut Mike Fossum demonstrates how to shower in space in this video from NASA.

    Grades: 3-8
  • International Space Station Tour: Russian Segment

    Expedition 33 Commander Suni Williams gives a tour of the Russian segment of the International Space Station in this video from NASA. The tour includes Zarya, the first segment of the station launched in 1998, and Zvezda, the central command post. She also takes a look at the Poisk and Rassvet modules where Soyuz spacecraft are docked.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Running in Space!

    Learn how astronauts exercise and keep fit using a treadmill aboard the International Space Station in this video from NASA. Karen Nyberg, an Expedition 37 flight engineer, demonstrates how to run on the COLBERT treadmill in a weightless environment and explains some of the engineering behind its design.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Morning Routine

    See how an astronaut brushes his teeth, shaves, and washes his face while living aboard the International Space Station in this video from NASA. Astronaut Bill McArthur demonstrates his morning routine and describes the importance of velcro in microgravity.

    Grades: 3-8
  • How to Prepare (Thanksgiving) Food in Space

    See how to prepare a meal aboard the International Space Station in this video from NASA. To celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving in space, astronauts often like to eat their own versions of the traditional foods. Specially packaged dehydrated foods, like turkey tetrazzini, can be prepared using hot water.

    Grades: 3-8
  • International Space Station Tour: Kibo, Columbus, Destiny

    Expedition 33 Commander Suni Williams gives a tour of the Destiny, Kibo and Columbus labs on the International Space Station in this video from NASA. The tour includes a look at exercise equipment and the Quest airlock.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Hobbies

    Learn about some activities that astronauts do in their free time while living aboard the International Space Station in this video from NASA. Astronaut Clay Anderson talks about some favorite pastimes including keyboard, guitar, reading books, playing games, exercising, and watching tv.

    Grades: 3-8
  • International Space Station Tour: Harmony, Tranquility, Unity

    Expedition 33 Commander Suni Williams gives a tour of the International Space Station nodes Harmony, Tranquility and Unity in this video from NASA. The tour includes the crew's sleeping quarters and hygiene station.

    Grades: 3-8
  • International Space Station Tour: Cupola and Leonardo

    Expedition 33 Commander Suni Williams gives a tour of the observation deck and other areas on the International Space Station in this video from NASA. The tour includes a look at the cupola, as well as the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device in the Tranquility node, before heading into the Leonardo Permanent Multi-Purpose Module. She also discusses what type of person might like to become an astronaut.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Space Clothes With Astronaut Doug Wheelock

    Learn about the clothes that astronauts wear while living on the International Space Station in this video from NASA. Astronaut Doug Wheelock explains that astronauts primarily wear regular clothes on the space station, except for spacewalks and special events, and that there is no way to do laundry.

    Grades: 3-8
  • A Bathroom in Space: Toilet Facilities Tour Inside the Space Station

    Astronaut Suni Williams gives a tour of the toilet facilities on the International Space Station in this video from NASA.

    Grades: 3-8

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