Astronauts Lost Tools in Space, Forced to Improvise.

Russian astronauts repairing the space station uses improvised tools because ... they lost the real ones!

The missing items include a rubber bag with a clasp needed to hold a residue collection plate which will be removed from the outside of the station during the spacewalk. Instead of the rubber bag, several bags secured with bungee cords will be used for carrying the plate, which has toxic contaminants. ...

"It's a lot like your house," said Paul Boehm, lead spacewalk officer. "You set your car keys down somewhere and hopefully you find them again later when you try to remember it."

Link - via PopSci Blog


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