Space Station Tour

NASA Commander Suni Williams Takes Us to Space

Sunita Williams is awesome for three reasons: she's a NASA astronaut, the commander of Expedition 33 to the International Space Station, and the record holder for the longest space flight by a woman. Oh yeah, and her hair. Spread out your fingers really wide and take a look — that's what Suni's locks look like. In space. (!!)

Earlier this month, the commander took the Internet on a tour of the Russian segment including Zarya, the first part of the International Space Station launched in 1998. In the video, we get a good look at Zvezda, the central command post where astronauts gather during an emergency, like fire, depressurization, a toxic atmosphere, or an ammonia leak. There are also two Russian flight engineers floating in the background brewing coffee (black).

Check out more station tours hosted by Suni at NASA's multimedia gallery. Get the inside scoop on the crew's sleeping quarters and hygiene station, the Destiny, Kibo, and Columbus labs and the Quest airlock, and the cupola, the station's observation deck.

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