Thursday, November 20, 2008

Chicks In Space

Why do I find this story about a woman astronaut, a lubricant spurting grease gun, and a floating tool kit simultaneously hilarious and alluring?

Oops! Tools Lost in Space

A shuttle astronaut performing repairs during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station yesterday faced a slippery dilemma when a grease gun spurte lubricant inside her tool bag. As Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper cleaned the lubricant from he gloves, her bag full of tools floated away, boldly going where no tools have gone before reports the Houston Chronicle.

"Oh great," muttered the astronaut as the bag floated just out of reach. The lost bag included grease guns, scrapers, and wire ties-none of which is expected to pose  space hazard. The tasks were completed by sharing tools with a fellow astronaut. Th Shuttle Endeavour docked with the space station Sunday on a 16-day mission to expand the station and install additional equipment.


Nomi Lubin said...

You don't post an e-mail address. I'm a fan of your pieces over at The House Next Door and have often wanted to thank you for saying this or that -- today it was your comment -- without getting into the public fray on a blog that doesn't exactly embrace a conservative perspective.

Nomi Lubin said...

Ooo, I just read this post. I'd heard the story, but not quite like this.

That's hot.