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Watch This: International Space Station Behind the Scenes

80beatsBy Breanna DraxlerJan 17, 2013 4:30 PM


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You may be familiar with the celebrity home touring show Cribs, but this video takes the concept of home tours above and beyond. No, really. It's a tour of the International Space Station with astronaut Sunita Williams as your guide. She (and her big, zero-gravity hair) bounce around the space station to reveal all the crazy perks that don't show up in the NASA photos. Williams demonstrates how to lift weights in a weightless environment and how to sleep without laying down. The "fridge" is no colder than the rest of the station, but the rows of undifferentiated white bags apparently hold some pretty tasty barbequed beef brisket. Even in space, Williams says she can make a mean fluffer nutter. The discovery doesn't stop there, though. Did you know the iconic white NASA space suit weighs 300 pounds? Or that the ISS bathroom stocks four different kinds of toilet paper? Apparently that's a necessity when gravity isn't there to do your dirty work for you. "Sometimes things get a little out of control," Williams says.

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