Space Station Orbital Tour


This documentary follows Commander Sunita Williams of NASA in her final days aboard the International Space Station.

The orbital tour, recorded by NASA, features footage of each of the stations’s modules and research facilities with running commentary by Williams who shows us the work that has taken place over her stay. Williams launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, along with Russian Soyuz commander Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, on July 14, 2012.

After spending four months aboard the International Space Station, conducting research, she successfully landed in Kazakhstan on November 18, 2012. During their Expedition, Williams and Hoshide performed three spacewalks to replace components that is used to transfer power from the station’s solar panels to its system. Williams also took part in repairing an ammonia leak on a station radiator.

In total, Williams has spent 322 days in space, and after two successful missions she is ranked sixth of the U.S endurance list, and second all-time for a female.

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