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(   Astronette lubricating joint experiences eruption, prematurely lets go of sack. Climax of mission so far   ( divider line
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2008-11-18 06:08:51 PM  
Much better!
2008-11-18 06:21:22 PM  
I have no idea what the headline is about, but I like it.
2008-11-18 06:29:11 PM  
2008-11-18 06:47:12 PM  
See. This is why NASA can't have nice things.

/never lets his wife anywhere near the tool box
2008-11-18 08:23:06 PM  
Explosive launch.
2008-11-18 10:15:06 PM  
Those idiots. They're supposed to keep the tang *inside* the space station.
2008-11-18 11:29:14 PM  

UberDave: Those idiots. They're supposed to keep the tang *inside* the space station.

2008-11-18 11:30:04 PM  
If you lose a greasegun in space let it go man. It's gone.
2008-11-18 11:32:45 PM  
Never give tools to a woman.
2008-11-18 11:32:55 PM  
Spacewalkers should be sent ocean kayak fishing for a weekend. The ocean will train you to keep everything tethered.
2008-11-18 11:33:29 PM  
I think i might have to get this on a t-shirt..
2008-11-18 11:34:50 PM  
This headline gave me a large hadron
2008-11-18 11:36:09 PM  
Caught this en-passant on the TV... Evidently the lost bag also contained handy-wipes, which I suppose might have helped clean up the mess.
2008-11-18 11:36:51 PM  
I wonder how much it cost to get that toolbag there?

I hope they have learned their lesson about broads leading spacewalks.
2008-11-18 11:37:32 PM  
2008-11-18 11:38:32 PM  
NASA should have realized that women and tools don't mix
2008-11-18 11:40:20 PM  
Her name is: Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper

That is made up right, like a joke or typo or something? It's like a Danish and Swedish family couldn't decide so they just threw all the names together. In a blender.
2008-11-18 11:41:31 PM  

Barakku: This headline gave me a large hadron

Clever indeed.

2008-11-18 11:45:13 PM  

She said her grease gun exploded, getting the dark gray stuff all over her helmet camera and gloves. In the process of wiping off her gloves, the bag slipped out of her grip, and she lost all her other tools.

"Oh, great," she mumbled.

I LOL'd...awesome response.
2008-11-18 11:52:39 PM  
No matter how many times it happens, it's always a surprise, right?

/"Control! You must learn control!"
2008-11-18 11:59:44 PM  
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2008-11-19 12:08:31 AM  
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This headline was hot till I looked at her picture.
2008-11-19 12:18:29 AM  
I laughed when i heard it on NPR... ( it included her transmissions about loosing the bag'o'tools)

i almost peed my pants and effectivly scared my wife reading it here!

+1 for the headline.
2008-11-19 12:20:26 AM  
TFA: "Stefanyshyn-Piper was carrying out the spacewalk with Stephen Bowen. He had his own tool bag with another grease gun, putty knife and oven-like terry cloth mitts to wipe away metal grit from a clogged joint at the space station."

It's been quite the week for Bowen. He suited up for the Cowboys against the Redskins Sunday night, then went on a spacewalk Tuesday morning. Full Size

I never knew they made spacesuits that big.
2008-11-19 12:28:43 AM  
Earlier, the spacewalkers spotted a screw floating by, but were too far away to catch it. "I have no idea where it came from," Stefanyshyn-Piper told Mission Control.

Well, I'm sure it wasn't important. Say, has anyone seen the aft solar array?
2008-11-19 12:31:20 AM  
I just heard on the news that NORAD has to track it now with other
"potentially satellite damaging space junk".

Wonder if that is coming out of his paycheck...
2008-11-19 12:36:00 AM  
Don't let her have the keys to the shuttle!
2008-11-19 12:41:29 AM  
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2008-11-19 12:58:14 AM  
Worst part is, her keys were in there...
2008-11-19 01:13:29 AM  
If she's anything like my wife, she'll try to justify spending $300 to buy a Coach bag to replace it.

"Uh honey, no. You'll just launch this one into geostationary orbit like the last one."
2008-11-19 01:36:17 AM  
I feel this is related, if only tangentally.
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/Link is WAY hotter than the astronaut in question.
2008-11-19 01:52:21 AM  
OW!! so that's what hit me this afternoon.


2008-11-19 01:53:23 AM  
it's late and I missed the "s"

so sue me

2008-11-19 02:18:01 AM  
reminds me of one of the greatest things I've overheard in passing:
"yeah, but how well does lube work in space?"
2008-11-19 02:38:37 AM  
Headline is rife with kickassery. That is all.
2008-11-19 03:03:39 AM  
#41 - How NOT to write a headline.
#42 - The Larch.
2008-11-19 03:48:21 AM  
Best laugh I've had in a long time. Kudos!
2008-11-19 04:00:38 AM  

Pvt Joker:

Coffee cup works better than a high heeled shoe.

/yes I have
2008-11-19 04:15:13 AM  

Need Another Screwdriver As***le
2008-11-19 04:43:29 AM  
FTA: The additions - coming exactly 10 years after the first space station piece was launched - will transform the place into a two-bath, two-kitchen, five-bedroom home.

I see they're almost up to sit-com status - they're even trying off a few gimmicks in their teasers.

Can't wait to see the pilot

Oh, wait - here he is!

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2008-11-19 04:51:37 AM  
...occurred during an unprecedented attempt to clean and lube a gummed-up joint on a solar panel.

Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper was just starting to work on the joint when the mishap occurred.

...exploded, getting the dark gray stuff all over her helmet camera and gloves. In the process of wiping off her gloves, the bag slipped out of her grip, and she lost all her other tools.

...Mission Control agreed the spacewalk would continue as planned, and that the two astronauts would share tools.

Earlier, the spacewalkers spotted a screw floating by...

Putting her disappointment aside, Stefanyshyn-Piper - the first woman to be assigned as lead spacewalker for a shuttle flight - carried out her work on the joint with Bowen.

The repair work - expected from the outset to be greasy and hand-intensive...

As a precaution, extra grease will be applied on a later spacewalk...

As the action unfolded outside, the astronauts inside the shuttle-station complex started unloading...

After reading the headline, the author's word choice here gave me a chuckle or two.
2008-11-19 06:00:40 AM  
She can work on my joint ;)
2008-11-19 06:09:19 AM  
This is exactly why I bought my wife her own tool set and keep mine locked away.
2008-11-19 07:12:03 AM  
Awesome bragging rights.

So you think your toolbox is all that? So you've got Skill this and Makita that?

Well is your toolbox out of this world? Is your toolbox endangering the lives of communication satellites around the planet? Mine is, and I have the greasy images to prove it.

/Won't someone please think about the aliens?
2008-11-19 07:12:37 AM  
Raw video (new window) of that biatch losing her purse.
2008-11-19 07:51:57 AM  

Stephan, Jaaack Stephan.
2008-11-19 07:52:53 AM  
Once again proving that women cannot be trusted to play with your
tools without messing things up.
2008-11-19 07:56:53 AM  
2008-11-19 11:16:53 AM  
Sheesh! I will sell this to you NASA for only $4,999.

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2008-11-19 03:08:33 PM  
Do I smell astroglide?

Hopefully not obscure.
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