SciFi vs Reality: Space Station Crew Quarters

Expedition Commander Scott Kelly has done a video tour of his personal quarters aboard the ISS, where he sleeps, calls home, does some work on his computers, and bathes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q4dG9vSyUFQ

It should be noted that his quarters are smaller than most people’s closets.  Compare this to the lavish quarters seen in SciFi shows like Star Trek (seen below from memory-alpha.org).  We clearly have a long way to go before we catch up with SciFi’s vision of living and working in space.

Video originally seen at Universe Today.

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