Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Space Whoops!

Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper in training.  CREDIT: NASA IMAGES
Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper lost a tool bag during a spacewalk Tuesday to repair solar panels. As Stefanyshyn-Piper was cleaning grease from tools in another bag, the bag containing 2 grease guns, wipes, and a putty knife slowly drifted out of her reach. The bag had been tethered to another bag and it is unknown how it became untethered.

The astronaut shared tools with another spacewalker involved with the task, Stephen Bowen, to complete the work on the panel.

Stefanyshyn-Piper is the first woman to lead a spacewalk.

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