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NASA Releases Video Tour of the ISS 53

Malvineous writes "Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke has recently filmed a high-definition 35-minute video tour aboard the International Space Station. For those who missed the HD broadcast on NASA TV, the video is available on YouTube. Due to YouTube length limits, the tour is split into four separate videos. Here are Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4."
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NASA Releases Video Tour of the ISS

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  • Better link (Score:5, Informative)

    by Media Tracker ( 455903 ) on Saturday January 24, 2009 @12:46PM (#26589575) Homepage

    Here's a much better link: (ASF format, 313MB, 640x480px)

    (Link taken from here [])

  • Re:University Dorm (Score:3, Informative)

    by enemi ( 912289 ) on Saturday January 24, 2009 @02:23PM (#26590461)
    too bad they can't drink beer. in microgravity the solid liquid contents of the stomach aren't really at the bottom but all mixed up with the gases and when the inevitable burp comes after a bubbly drink, instead of the just the gas, all the mixed stuff comes up too, turning a burp into a vomit
  • by ChrisCampbell47 ( 181542 ) on Saturday January 24, 2009 @05:27PM (#26592369)

    Does any sat or cable co have NASA TV HD? or do they not have it as it is very part time and then nasa should make it 24/7 HD.

    NASA does not have a 24-7 HD channel that cable/DBS companies could distribute. They (NASA) just put it up on-demand, like for this feed. During the last shuttle mission they had it up for the whole 3 weeks of countdown, mission and landing, and I expect that will continue (next launch is Feb 12th). I'm tracking the status of NASA TV HD here on a forum []. I link here to a specific comment that answers some FAQs, but you should read through the whole thread to get the whole picture.

  • Re:I wish (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 24, 2009 @11:03PM (#26595093)
    "how the Internet works on ISS" Well - I can tell you how the internal net works... There is the LRDL - Low Rate Data Link, that uses MILbus-1553, developed for jet fighters ages ago - and is horrible complex to work with. This is primarily used for Health and Status transmission, though file transfer is possible using the PLMDM. There is also a LAN interface, called MRDL, Medium Rate Data Link. This uses standard Ethernet. TCP/IP is not used in US modules, but special MRDL-frames is used for communicating with PEHG and other "services". Columbus uses UDP packages, and NFS for file transformer. Downlinking is done during KU-Band coverage. This is when the ISS is in contact with 1 of 3 military satellites. This is about 80% of the time. Low rate is transmitted using S-Band, and has 100% coverage, but is very slow. There is a HRDL connection, High Rate Data Link, but I don't know much about it. Try googling "SSP 52050", make sure you get at least rev. H if you want to develop payloads :D

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