11-25-2008, 02:44 AM
Astronauts successfully finish clean and lube job
By MARCIA DUNN – 1 hour ago

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts successfully carried out one last spacewalk Monday, finishing an unprecedented clean and lube job that they began a week ago at the international space station. Spacewalker Stephen Bowen wrapped up work on a jammed solar-wing rotary joint as his partner, Shane Kimbrough, squirted some extra grease as a precaution on another joint that is working fine.
Earlier...they lost a bag of tools...Bye-bye, grease gun.

An astronaut cleaning a solar rotary joint on the International Space Station lost her 30-pound tool bag yesterday, sending two grease guns, a scraper, a garbage bag and wipes into the cosmos, NASA reports.

How much do you think THOSE cost?

11-25-2008, 02:46 AM

I'm logging off.

for now...

11-25-2008, 02:53 AM
Astronaut 1970: National hero known by almost every citizen
Astronaut 2008: Space Agency employee not known beyond the project division of his employer.