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Sat Sep 8, 2012, 07:11 AM

She touches the Sun from Space Photo



Sunita Williams, an Indian-American NASA astronaut and flight engineer on the 32nd expedition to the International Space Station appears to touch the sun on a spacewalk.

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Reply She touches the Sun from Space Photo (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Sep 2012 OP
midnight Sep 2012 #1
Ichingcarpenter Sep 2012 #3
Surya Gayatri Sep 2012 #2
FredStembottom Sep 2012 #4
ChazInAz Sep 2012 #5
lastlib Sep 2012 #6
sakabatou Sep 2012 #7

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 07:27 AM

1. K&R

A $100 billion space station saved by a simple $3 toothbrush? It was the brainstorm of astronauts Sunita Williams and Akihido Hoshide and NASA engineers on the ground: a tool to clean a bolt that gave them so much trouble during a marathon 8-hour spacewalk last week.

They were trying to replace an electrical switching unit, but on Thursday they couldn't bolt it to the outside of the station.

What to do if there is no hardware store in the neighborhood and the next supply ship is months away? Build it yourself -- so they attached a simple toothbrush to a metal pole and voila! They were able to clean out the bolt's socket today and finish the job. Shades of Apollo 13 -- when engineers threw parts on a table and brainstormed a solution, which saved the crew.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/space-station-saved-toothbrush-astronauts-spacewalk-fasten-stuck/story?id=17160937#.UEsr2o69wUU


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Response to midnight (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 09:33 AM

3. Thanks for the story

It makes the photo even cooler.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 08:59 AM

2. Stunning and inspiring--literally reaching for the stars!

ETA: Human ingenuity + a toothbrush. A winning combination!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:09 PM

4. Wondering what the crushed milk jug does for them...

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 11:43 AM

5. Ad astra per aspera.

Through difficulties to the stars!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 12:18 PM

6. A modern-day Prometheus....

WOW!! How awesome it must be to WALK in SPACE!!!!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 03:50 PM

7. That's not the Sun

It's Spirit Bomb.

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