Astronauts fix the Space Station with a toothbrush


12 Responses to “Astronauts fix the Space Station with a toothbrush”

  1. Isaac Marx says:

    The first thing I thought of when I saw that picture was David Rakoff’s discussion of the American Space Shuttle with its Canadian robot arm.

  2. Dan Hibiki says:

    All Hail the Inanimate Tooth Brush!

  3. Brainspore says:

    The bad news is that ISS Expedition Commander Commander Sunita Williams is going to have to brush her teeth with industrial lubricant tonight.

  4. Roy Trumbull says:

    In the days of the Shuttle there was a wire for wire duplicate on the ground with the internal covers off. In the case of a problem they’d figure out a bypass or whatever and tell the crew what to do.

  5. pccare247 says:

    Multi-purpose Toothbrush. Dentists all over the world must be happy to hear this news. Any endorsements??

  6. John Young fixed the Apollo 16 lunar roving vehicle with spare maps, light fitting clamps and sticky tape.

  7. Ray Perkins says:

    Where did the “debris and metal shavings” come from? NASA cost-cutting by not blowing out tapped holes now?

  8. Paul Renault says:

    I have to say, as a field service technician myself, I’m constantly doing stuff like this.

    The stories I could tell.

    /It’s possible that the debris is from stuff orbiting the Earth, and the shaving from untorquing the nut.

  9. Jesse Llona says:

    all I can think of is doctor who when he accidently used a toothbrush instead of his sonic screwdriver

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