View Full Version : Lost tool bag forces changes to planned spacewalks

11-19-2008, 10:04 PM
Wimmins and their bags.... (http://apnews.myway.com/article/20081119/D94HVGT00.html) :D

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.

As Stefanyshyn-Piper cleaned up a large gob of grease that seeped from a gun used to lubricate the joint, the tool case somehow became untethered from a larger bag and floated away along with a pair of grease guns, wipes and a putty knife attached to it.

Now see, if we had Collies with jetpacks this wouldn't be a problem. :D

11-20-2008, 01:55 AM
Great. As if Minnesota weren't enough of a joke already this year.

11-20-2008, 01:56 AM
everyone knows you can't trust a woman with tools. :cool: