11.19.2008

This rings a bell

We can put a man on the moon but we can't remember to pick up our tools. Honestly, though, I must have lost a thousand dollars worth of my dad's tools growing up on the farm. I found some weird satisfaction in this story.

Lost tool bag forces changes to planned spacewalks

HOUSTON (AP) - Flight controllers were revamping plans Wednesday for the remaining spacewalks planned during space shuttle Endeavour's visit to the international space station, after a crucial tool bag floated out to space during a repair trip.

The briefcase-sized tool bag drifted away from astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper on Tuesday as she cleaned and lubed a gummed-up joint on a wing of solar panels on the space station. She and fellow astronaut Stephen Bowen were midway through the first of four spacewalks planned for the mission. The tool bag was one of the largest items ever lost by a spacewalker.

2 comments:

Iam4Jesus said...

I do so love hearing about how our tax dollars are used....

Ava's Mama said...

I think this happened to me the other day! I completely lost something important and just realized that it must have floated off into space. If was not, however, the largest thing ever lost by Angela. Once I lost my car for about 45 minutes in a parking lot. This was before the remote key fob things with the horn clicky buttons!