“it’s floating spaceship aft and starboard..”

Simply stunning footage, from the 10 year-old International Space Station, of a very bad day at the office for STS-126 mission specialist Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper. Luckily they have a spare tool-bag.. Meanwhile NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter finds evidence of massive ice glaciers – “On Earth, such buried glacial ice in Antarctica preserves the record of traces of ancient organisms and past climate history.” Update “Nothing lost in space – this time” – Before going outside, Heidemarie Stefanshyn Piper said “I hope I don’t lose anything today.” – Heh.

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  • The Raven

    Not often there’s much humour up there, but I had a real laugh when I saw that on the Beeb during the week.

    Stunning background though…

  • McGrath

    Conclusive proof that women should be kept away from the tool box. I’m guessing she is frantically trying to find a way to blame her husband.

    I’m wondering how much the tools cost?

  • joeCanuck

    So Heidi and me had another cup of tea and then we went home.

  • susan

    Poor Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper! That’s some CV she’s got there, though. And I never saw a planet as beautiful as ours.

  • Pete Baker


    $100,000 apparently.

    “Nothing lost in space – this time”


  • McGrath

    Isn’t that tool bag now a 100,000 MPH projectile? I think it must have plowed into the AT&T;communication satellite because the service has been crap over here today.

    Just think about the cost of NASA “proving” that that tool bag doesnt pose a threat to other assets in space.