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Lost In Space: Astronaut Lost $100K Tool Bag during Spacewalk

If you've ever lost a bag, then you know how distressing it can be. All that stuff - gone! But take heart, at least you didn't lose a tool bag - in space - like Endeavour astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper did about last week.

The tool bag and its content are worth about $100K, and of course NASA got it on tape! I'm a little late on this news, but for those of you who haven't seen it, here's the clip:

[YouTube Link]

And knowing government procurement policies, that $100k bought a fancy Dewalt electric screwdriver (in official NASA silver finish), a $10k hammer, 2 screwdrivers and a crescent wrench.
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Actually using tools in space with a suit like that is a miracle in itself. The gloves themselves are so bulky and thick you can't even use regular tools. Add near 0 gravity and you got yourself a recipe for disaster.

I wouldn't be surprised if it has happened before.
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Yes. They should have included to rope and a carbiner in that tool bag.
When I go up on the roof - I tether the tool bag.

How embarassing though. that is something she will proably not live down.
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I just read yesterday about how it was "found" and ended up on eBay but now I can't find the link. They had a picture of the actual ad and all the stuff in it. Of course, eBay has removed the auction, but I'm sure you can google it and someone will have a screencap.
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Short story. Post hoc ergo propter hoc is a logical fallacy (after therefore because of). Tool bag != Canadian meteorite.

Read Phil Plait, he's awesome.
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sounds bogus to me chandrielle. First off the ISS is something like 250 miles from the ground so it would take quite some time to enter the atmosphere even if it was at a steep angle. Second, do you think the bag would survive re-entry and not spill the tools all over while whizzing through the air?
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