Saturday, November 24th, 2012
In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency departed in their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft for a landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan. The tour includes scenes of each of the station’s modules and research facilities with a running narrative by Williams of the work that has taken place and which is ongoing aboard the orbital outpost.
This is one of the best videos from the ISS I’ve ever seen, led by ISS Commander Sunita Williams.
Update: Here’s a shot of Sunita and crew after they landed:
Here’s NASA’s ISS overview video which is worth watching if you’re not familiar with what the ISS looks like from the outside.