Thursday, November 20, 2008

Astronauts vow remaining tool bag won't drift away.

I swear this isn't an Onion story.

HOUSTON – Astronauts vowed to double-check, even triple-check all their tethers to make sure a bag of tools is properly tied down during a spacewalk Thursday so it doesn't float away like one did earlier this week.

"We're definitely not going to do it again. You're not going to see us lose another bag," Stefanyshyn-Piper said in an interview from the international space station on Wednesday with The Associated Press.

The bag was one of the largest items ever lost by a spacewalking astronaut, and NASA guessed it cost about $100,000.

(Hey, does anyone remember where we parked the shuttle? Anyone? Damnit. If only we'd quadruple checked!)


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