Inside Space Shuttle Discovery: An Interior Tour by United Space Alliance Employees

my name is Charles Bell and we are on the mid-deck of discovery well this room we're in right now is about the size of a small bedroom once this packed for flights you probably have 35 to 40% of the room that you see right now a bear in mind that although we're confined to the floor space they have the entire volume to work well the galley would go up against this wall just have another Locker next to it in this picture you can see the galley normally we carry two space suits and they're normally stowed in the airlock which is back in that way we would only use this airlock when we're performing a mission such as Hubble servicing normally with dock with Space Station we use the airlock on Space Station flight deck of discovery Ovie 103 commander seat pilot seat forward flight station and back here is a flight station right back here I started let's say I was out here TDY and second flight that's when I first started working on as this one but over the years I've worked on all of them it's been used but it's a national treasure what you're looking at now is the payload Bay of Discovery we're currently preparing it for a trip to Washington DC where it'd be permanently displayed mid bodies 60 feet long 15 feet wide we have three fuel cells cost between twelve point three million dollars each so we handled him pretty gently but for the last 15 20 years no issues at all of fuel cells I think we worked all the kinks out of it we could go another 20 years if they let us

44 thoughts on “Inside Space Shuttle Discovery: An Interior Tour by United Space Alliance Employees

  • Cool machine, we should honestly build a few more now that the originals are worn out. It's damn humiliating to be dependent on the Russians for putting astronauts into space.

  • Obama didn't cancel the shuttle program, it had been planed to be dumped since day 1 as it was far too expensive. It was decided that it was to be kept in service until the ISS was 'complete'.

  • You can't buy your way out of debt. Your pal Obama doubled the national deficit in his first four years. Both Bush and Obama played an instrumental role in the collapse of our space program/country.

  • Since the space shuttle travel outside the atmosphere, are the landing gear compartments pressurised to prevent them from being exposed to vacuum? How is it done to equalise the pressure differences?

  • after the neoclowns and draft dodger bushs disastrous two illegal wars that cost TRILLIONS of dollars, there wasnt enough money or american spirit to continue…they broke america, talk about unpatriotic….

  • ares 5 rocket, but they nedd more money and years at least 10-15yrs .Space schutlle is great in some way but to much exspensive, yes they can retrive schutlle and rocket boosters but for usa in this decade its imposiblle beacuse world economic crisis and war in afghanistan.

  • i gave you the answer and i again repeat:
    The shuttle Airframe is rated for 100+ space flights.
    but total the number of all Shuttle flights and average it amongst the individual shuttles and you will see that the shuttles didnt reach their optimal flight time ratings.


  • i explained it already yet you insist on asking the same question i answered. instead of being humble you over react like a kid having been hurt somewhere with my answer
    ITS your fault kid.

    you just cant seem to accept my answer. thats all, block me as i said, i dont really care. i can still post on this video. its not the end of my world if you do

  • lastly, i am an AEROSPACE ENNTHUSIAST, though not a NASA employee, i communicate with NASA employees on a periodic basis, meaning all the info i provided you are valid since i procured them from VALID NASA employees. That is to rebut your point that im not a good source of info. why not research what i mentioned about airframe lifetimes of the space shuttle.

    instead, you turn it to a flame war.

  • number one: your questions are easily answered by a real university student or even an ordinary intellectual, you insist on making yourself look so bad. IF MY ANSWERS HIT YOUR PRIDE, SWALLOW IT.

    Number two: no matter what explanation, all you focus on is who i am instead of meditating on my response to you. BLOCK ME, I DONT CARE, but PEOPLE will see how you answered.

    Number three: you only demonstrated your blind arrogance by merely responding in the manner you did.

  • university students arent supposed to act so condescending, as if with an inherent superiority complex.

    second, the way you think is so way below university level, so you deserved it. you simply want a personal flame war, i take that "do you work for nasa" quip of yours with a grain of salt.

    Everyone who owns a car knows, Time itself cant weaken a vehicle structurally, but usage will wear down and stress up a vehicle.
    Specially a "university student"

    i didnt claim to be anyone. you did.

  • a 30 year old car driven only once every two months would feel like a 12 year old car.

    do you even Understand structural wear on a vehicle continuously used compared to a vehicle RARELY used?

    please, get a student loan and study.

  • no it wasnt. the shuttle was designed to endure a life expectancy of 100 flights each.
    upon retirement, the shuttles averaged only 50 flights.

  • Bottom line:

    American crews cannot fly an American spacecraft anymore.
    Whether or not that changes in the future, the United States looks incredibly weak right now.

  • I wish you guys could keep flying for 20 more years. Thanks for making the country proud. We need the shuttle.

  • @furgee

    Just like the stupid thng's & his republican cronies tried to shove down our throat. Kind of like the republican assholes in congress trying to shove things down our throat we don't like.

  • @furgee

    Obama will not give into the republicans. The public already sees they are trouble makers & not working with the president to help create jobs. They have proven to be assholes. But you're just plain "DUMB" & will keep voting to stay in this mess.

  • @furgee

    Guess what you fool nobody likes anyone on the republican side running for president. Ron paul always comes in 3rd place. Obama is a shoe in for reelection.

  • @furgee

    I put the whole blame on george w bush for letting the space shuttle retire with no back up plan. He can go to hell i'm fucking sick of you right wing pukes, always hearing y'all bitch on every single youtube video that has nothing to do with obama. You prove everyday what fucking hypocrites you really are. George w bush can go to hell for how he ruined this country& how him & his republican shitbags raped the middle class people.

  • @furgee

    The SOPA thing was the republicans bright idea, but till nearly website protested they "STOP" the bill from going threw. Yeah it would also restrict their access to the internet, but that is how "DUMB" they are that SOPA will hurt them & you to. You're just "DUMB" & "Clueless". The former president busy ruined this country, but you damn fuckers "PROTECT" him & refuse to hold him accountable.

  • @furgee

    Na you right wingers have the low IQ. Because look who y'all put in office. Republicans refuse to work with anyone they don't give a fuck about people needing jobs. The people you put in Washington D.C. are the cause of the financial crisis & the crooks in wall street & these big banks.

  • @furgee

    Your republicans make things difficult for all of us. But you don't care as long you have a republican thief for president, just like hoover who was eating all the good food in the oval office while the people. But you are to stupid & ignorant to see that.

  • @furgee

    Yes it does matter newt was in the public eye & he should had behave himself better. But its a double standard with you republicans y'all can cheat, spend money in bondage clubs which was exposed with what republicans was doing with their money. Yet y'all bitch about democrats. What a fucking hypocrite you are. Look what happen bush was voted president we had the terror attack on 09/11/2001. The GOP is full of hypocrites. And they wonder why they are so hated.

  • @furgee

    Don't come to shuttle videos spewing your hate about obama. George w bush ordered the space shuttle to be retired. Those South Carolina christians voted for a "Serial Liar" & a "Serial Adultery". You right wing maggots will get what you deserve like y'all always do, for voting for known criminals.

  • @furgee

    President Obama still has lots of supporters. Newt has really lost his fucking mind if he considers that bitch palin to be his vice president, she couldn't finish her governor job. Palin just wanted to fire to get someone who she didn't like fired. Stop fucking protecting george w bush people like you are the real problem of this country. You right wing pricks just "HATE" a democrat in the white house. Well to fucking bad & we will keep obama in the white house another 4 years.

  • @furgee

    You tea bagging idiots say what newt does is his own business. Well i recall that he was bashing clinton for having a affair while he was doing the same fucking thing. You right wingers still bitch cause clinton got a blowjob. That proves what a bunch of fucking hypocrites y'all really are. Newt was also "OUSTED" from his house speaker job for "Corruption". Y'all are ok with him betraying his dying wife. He also cheated on his second mistress with the one he is married to know.

  • @furgee

    That is all these republican men do is cheat on their wives. Then they say nobody else can do it that makes them hypocrites. The entire republican party nothing but full of hypocrites. You're just mad cause a republican isn't in the white house, running the country into the ground.

  • @furgee

    The middle class people get treated like garbage when the republicans have power. They don't give a damn about anyone needing a job which was their problem in 2010. But know its a whole different story their goal is to make Obama lose. People are waking up to see how bad republicans really are & how they feel about us. Newt is a bold face liar oh don't dare question him about his marriage. But he sure can judge clinton & everyone else. Fuck newt.

  • @furgee

    FUCK the entire republican party they are to blame for everything. They are lots of people behind obama oh yeah the reason why newt won South Carolina cause because they are the worst state for men who commit adultery & cheat on their wives. Its also the first state that passes a home wrecker law, so newt fits in South Carolina. He was ousted from his house speaker job for violations he has been married 3 times he's pure "Slime" & he does not deserve the highest office.

  • @furgee

    All the republicans have done is divide everybody. But you make your fucking choice to be divided but you're to stupid to see that. People really have gone of the deep end. The republicans take from the poor & give to the rich, oh that's you right wingers don't like the "FACTS" or the "TRUTH'. That is all you right wing fucks to is blame the democrat for everything & not your beloved republicans, Boner sucks at being house speaker. Newt would destroy the middle class people.

  • @furgee

    You right wingers get very violent when we don't agree with you. I don't have to agree with any of you scum, the republicans are also behind the internet SOPA trying to block our internet usage. They want to make the United States Of America into a 3rd world country, & you are the cause of it. Because you vote "REPUBLICAN" they are nothing but slime ball crooks. Y'all treated bill clinton the same way guess what, the people gave him a second term.

  • @furgee

    You really think that a republican would help make things better. A lot of people have not forgot about what george w bush did to this country, you're very delusional & very blind. That is how stupid you right wing fools really are. And yes george w bush was at "FAULT" for the economy you stupid fuck. But you maggots protect that asshole.

  • @furgee

    All you right wing maggots can go to hell. Y'all are so wrong its not even funny anymore. Your to busy consumed in "HATE" because your beloved mccain isn't president & for good reason to. If President Obama doesn't do things your way you say he is the bad guy. So fuck you!.

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