November 20, 2008

And You Thought You Had Problems...Astronaut Loses Tool Bag in Space

At least when you lose your tool bag, you know that it's still on the same planet. Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, while doing some external maintenance on the International Space Station on Tuesday watched helplessly as her bag of tools floated away from her and into the history books.

Stefanyshyn-Piper was in the first stages of a five hour space walk when the incident occurred. It seems that one of the grease guns in the tool bag leaked all over her hands and while she was cleaning off her gloves, the bag, which was supposed to be tied down, floated away.

The bag contained a couple grease guns, two scrapers, a trash bag and a debris container. The reported value of which is somewhere around $100,000, which makes us wonder where the hell they do their shopping. has an article about it here.
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