WE COULD NOT DETECT THE REQUIRED FLASH PLAYER.
* To view content on this page, you will need to update your version of the Adobe Flash plugin.
To get this free update, click here

Browse Non-Flash Version

What is it like in space

Col. Timothy Kopra answers Anthony Harris from Costa Masa, California, who asks; "What's it like in space?"

SEARCH ARMY VIDEOS
CATEGORIES
Showing  of 
  • Ssg John Martin

    SSG John Martin talks about leaving for next deployment the day after returning ...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Ssg John Martin
    00:34
  • Ssg John Martin

    "SSG John Martin. Family supportive. Each deployment is very different, very un...

    CATEGORY: Parents

    TAGS: Parents Family

    Ssg John Martin
    00:44
  • Being an Army Spouse

    Laura Blair, an ICU Nurse who is married to Orthopedics Surgeon, Captain James B...

    Being an Army Spouse
    02:00
  • Family and Community

    Several members of the Army Medical team and one spouse comment on what it is li...

    Family and Community
    02:00
  • Major Deborah Engerran and Captain Ronnie Robinson

    Major Engerran and Captain Robinson, assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, discus...

    Major Deborah Engerran and Captain Ronnie Robinson
    02:03
  • 2nd Lieutenant Tara Johnson - Dietitian (Reserve)

    2nd Lieutenant Tara Johnson, Dietitian (Reserve) (65C) goes into detail about be...

    2nd Lieutenant Tara Johnson - Dietitian (Reserve)
    01:40
  • Inside the Band

    Soldier's talk about the friendships they develop.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Army Bands Careers

    Inside the Band
    00:44
  • What is it like in space

    Col. Timothy Kopra answers Anthony Harris from Costa Masa, California, who asks;...

    CATEGORY: Space

    TAGS: Space Astronaut

    What is it like in space
    01:50
  • PFC Mooney

    Private First Class Mooney from Avon Park, Florida answers Dillon from New Jerse...

    CATEGORY: Family

    TAGS: Soldier Life Careers

    PFC Mooney
    00:58
  • PFC Justin Myers

    Private First Class Justin Myers from Kingsburg, California answers Robert from ...

    CATEGORY: Family

    TAGS: Soldier Life Careers

    PFC Justin Myers
    00:37
  • Get The Education You Want

    Major Otto Padron (Reserve, Officer), talks about experience/benefits - how/why ...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Education

    Get The Education You Want
    01:12
  • Turn Dreams Into Reality

    Major Otto Padron (Reserve, Officer), talks about experience/benefits - talked t...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Army Reserve

    Turn Dreams Into Reality
    01:10
  • Specialist Nelly Medel

    Medel joined the Army for an opportunity to succeed "I wanted to do something mo...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: 11B Military Police

    Specialist Nelly Medel
  • COMMUNITY + SECURITY

    Melissa Glasspoole talks about the sense of community she and her husband share ...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Family Military Community

    COMMUNITY + SECURITY
    01:05
  • CLOSE TO HOME

    The Glasspooles talk about the conveniences of having hospitals, shopping center...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Soldier Life Family

    CLOSE TO HOME
    01:10
  • SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

    Horseback riding, basketball and golfing are just a few of the things your famil...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Family Military Community

    SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
    01:13
  • Army Families are Army Strong

    Video makes a point that the families of soldiers are an important asset to the ...

    CATEGORY: Family

    TAGS: Military Community Family

    Army Families are Army Strong
    03:26
  • Army Family Covenant

    This video talks about families and the Army community.

    CATEGORY: Family

    TAGS: Family Family Community

    Photo from the Army Family Covenant
    Army Family Covenant
    00:30
Showing  of 

What is it like in space

Col. Timothy Kopra answers Anthony Harris from Costa Masa, California, who asks; "What's it like in space?"

Hi, my name is Tim Kopra, I'm a Colonel in the United States Army, but I'm also a crewmember on board the International Space Station as part of Expedition 20.
Having a great time here on space station and I have some questions that have been asked I thought I'd answer those today.
The first one is from Anthony Harris and Anthony is from Costa Masa, California, his question is a good one; "What's it like in space?"
Space is great! We get to float everyplace. Every surface in the space station we can use. Things float around in space that means you have to keep track of your things too, but it is a great place to work.
You know we can tumble around and we have a great time here on space station. Playing like we're gymnast, when we don't have to have any skill in order to be a gymnast, we can just float around. Although there is some skill to learning how to float around in space and that's one thing that over time you develop. I've been here for about 5-weeks, I'm getting better and better, but there still a long ways to go. I can watch my crewmembers who have been here for four-months and they're much more graceful than I am. But it is a lot of fun, I can tell you that.
The other part about working in space is that we work vary hard here. It is a very large international program and we have lots of science on board. We have the responsibility to maintain this vehicle and also take care of ourselves because there are some effects of being in zero gravity that we have to counteract. We need to workout very hard in order to maintain our bone and muscle. But it's a great place to work. Along with working hard, is the satisfaction of being a small part of a very large team.
There's six of us on board the space station, but there are thousands of people on the ground that support us and it's a very international community. Each one if the international partners, has that team on the ground that helps us do our job and that makes it very satisfying and enjoyable for all of us, it's a great team effort.
Back To Top