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November 19, 2008

Speaking of Endeavour…

Frankly, I’m surprised that this doesn’t happen more often:

Things didn’t go quite according to plan for astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper during her spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Tuesday.

First, a grease gun inside her tool bag leaked, coating everything inside with a film of lubricant. While she was trying to clean it up in the absence of gravity, the whole bag floated away.

Of course it slipped out of her hands–it was coated in a film of NASA-grade lubricant!  Hope they don’t dock her pay.

Also funny:

Mission controllers were also tracking the lost bag, which they say is floating well clear of the station and drifting further away.

Sounds like a job they probably shrug off on the newbies.

“Cool, you work for NASA, what do you do?”

“I monitor and observe the orbital paths of tools dropped by astronauts.”

“…”

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