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(AZCentral)   Balky equipment on space station slows astronauts, prevents dance of joy   (azcentral.com ) divider line
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1782 clicks; posted to Geek » on 02 Sep 2012 at 1:09 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-09-01 11:18:44 PM  
Don't be ridiculous.
 
2012-09-02 01:04:57 AM  
 
2012-09-02 01:38:07 AM  
Better story with more details Link (new page)
Sounds like they were torquing the bolts as each was installed, you should start all the bolts before you torque them.
 
2012-09-02 01:42:58 AM  
farking Teamsters slow everything down
 
2012-09-02 01:58:36 AM  

ArmednHammered: Better story with more details Link (new page)
Sounds like they were torquing the bolts as each was installed, you should start all the bolts before you torque them.


They should be ashamed of themselves if they forgot the rule of finger tighten all bolts first, then torque in a star shaped pattern.
 
2012-09-02 02:06:41 AM  
So did they, you know, hold their wizzing for all that time or just give a few squirts per hour into their NASA diaper?

/Oh the things that people would rather not know about space life and all that ass smell.
//A true dance of joy
 
2012-09-02 02:16:45 AM  
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2012-09-02 02:53:05 AM  
Equipment. American equipment, Russian equipment... ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!
 
2012-09-02 04:05:39 AM  
probably not the best way to explain how screws work

Installation:

Turn screw until thread strips
Back off quarter turn
 
2012-09-02 07:21:34 AM  
Sounds like they could use some self-sealing stem bolts.
 
2012-09-02 07:44:55 AM  
Peripheral Porn?

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www.modthebox.com
 
2012-09-02 07:47:23 AM  
*snicker*

"Balky equipment"

*snicker*
 
2012-09-02 07:48:09 AM  
wrong thread
 
2012-09-02 08:11:23 AM  
Why don't have robots doing some of this work or a robotic arm for some of this hard stuff?
 
2012-09-02 08:57:48 AM  
Numfar is dejected.
 
2012-09-02 09:00:29 AM  

viscountalpha: Why don't have robots doing some of this work or a robotic arm for some of this hard stuff?


Yeah why don't we send them a 3D printer LOL
 
2012-09-02 09:26:36 AM  

viscountalpha: Why don't have robots doing some of this work or a robotic arm for some of this hard stuff?


Tightening screws and bolts is probably too fine work for a robotic arm. If nothing else, there are going to be lots of clearance issues i bet.
 
2012-09-02 09:30:26 AM  

Mentat: Don't be ridiculous.


I came here for this, leaving happy.
 
2012-09-02 09:41:01 AM  

fluffy2097: viscountalpha: Why don't have robots doing some of this work or a robotic arm for some of this hard stuff?

Tightening screws and bolts is probably too fine work for a robotic arm. If nothing else, there are going to be lots of clearance issues i bet.


Huh? Isn't technology improving "dramatically" and "innovating" all the time? How are we going to colonize the galaxy if we can't even tighten screws?
 
2012-09-02 11:55:28 AM  
How about the dance of shame? Is there room for that?
 
2012-09-02 12:02:01 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Huh? Isn't technology improving "dramatically" and "innovating" all the time? How are we going to colonize the galaxy if we can't even tighten screws?


The CanadaArm is for bigger things. Like birthing the dragon capsule to the station. The thing is also painfully slow.

Think about how hard it would be to tighten a screw with an electric screw driver duct taped to the business end of a forklift, that has been fully extended. Sometimes it's easier to just go out there and have a person do it. A person can have a lot better feel of what a screw or bolt is doing too. Unfortunately we have astronauts that have never worked on cars before, and they apparently don't know what a bolt that is crossthreading looks or feels like. But they're in space, I'm sure that complicates matters.
 
2012-09-02 12:04:09 PM  

fluffy2097: Like birthing the dragon capsule to the station.


Man I really have to keep up with what's happening up there.
 
2012-09-02 12:09:15 PM  
berthing? birthing? Whatever, the thing cant be president is all i know.
 
2012-09-02 12:10:50 PM  
Numfar! Do the dance of joy!
Link
 
2012-09-02 01:55:02 PM  
That would be "berthing", fluffy. You did fine ;)

For the MBSU's electrical connections and cooling fins to engage their counterparts in the truss housing, the box must be firmly seated.

Engineers will use ground spares to study possible techniques to free and then drive a possibly galled bolt without breaking it off or stripping its threads. Another option may be to partially disassemble the attachment fittings to work around the bolt.


Good luck, y'all.
 
2012-09-02 03:38:01 PM  
The Walowitz Waste Disposal System is malfunctioning?
 
2012-09-02 05:46:13 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Nothing's gonna stop me now.


THE HELL DID I JUST PARTICIPATE IN?!

/Probably the oldest TV show I remember watching...
 
2012-09-02 06:15:49 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Nothing's gonna stop me now.


15 minutes of my life down the drain thanks to you.. I did achieve my dream though... 6 replays later..
 
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