ESA astronaut André Kuipers’ tour of the International Space Station

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ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers invites you to follow a guided tour of the complete International Space Station. Andre himself is the tour guide during this unique visit to the Station.

In the space of one hour Andre shows every module of the International Space Station and explains the ins and outs of living in the largest laboratory in space. This video gives a wonderful glimpse of how life is for an astronaut living in the Station. From science and maintenance to operating robotic arms and finding lost equipment, Andre takes you from the Japanese research module via the Station’s cellar and ‘garden’ to the Russian segment, ending his tour with breath-taking views of Earth from the European-built Cupola observation module.

This video was recorded during the end of ESA’s PromISSe mission. Andre spent a total of 193 days in space before returning to Earth on 1 July 2012.

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15 Comments

  1. Amazing to see a fellow Dutch in space and represents us in such a honorable way. Glad our tiny country is also contributing to this amazing purpose. Thank you for the tour Mr. Kuipers, even though I’m way late, I really enjoyed watching it. 👏🏻

  2. Wonderful tour of the International Space Station. The ISS is truly and engineering marvel and seeing a tour of all the nods is incredible. I also love how the Russian segment has Eastern Orthodox Icons on top of one of the entrances!

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