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(BBC)   An internal nut on the Discovery shuttle slipped out of position and fell into the aft compartment during flight prep. I'm so very scared. Help   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Scary, Space Shuttle Discovery, discovery, sound module, spare parts, water supply network, space center, fuel tanks, International Space Station  
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2010-09-13 12:04:49 PM  
"I'm so very scared. Help"

WTF does this headline have to do with Ballsack Conundrum, subby?
 
2010-09-13 12:04:49 PM  
Epic thread was epic.
 
2010-09-13 12:09:04 PM  

AntiNorm: "I'm so very scared. Help"

WTF does this headline have to do with Ballsack Conundrum, subby?


A nut in the aft compartment? How does it not?

/not subby
 
2010-09-13 12:18:20 PM  

AntiNorm: "I'm so very scared. Help"

WTF does this headline have to do with Ballsack Conundrum, subby?


The problem involved a nut getting lodged where it shouldn't have.
 
2010-09-13 12:25:46 PM  

Donald_McRonald: AntiNorm: "I'm so very scared. Help"

WTF does this headline have to do with Ballsack Conundrum, subby?

The problem involved a nut getting lodged where it shouldn't have.


It involved scrotal skin getting lodged where it shouldn't have. If his entire nut or both nuts had fallen completely through the slat I think that would be quite worrisome.
 
2010-09-13 12:31:59 PM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Donald_McRonald: AntiNorm: "I'm so very scared. Help"

WTF does this headline have to do with Ballsack Conundrum, subby?

The problem involved a nut getting lodged where it shouldn't have.

It involved scrotal skin getting lodged where it shouldn't have. If his entire nut or both nuts had fallen completely through the slat I think that would be quite worrisome.


It was scrotal pinching. Bad scrotal pinching.
 
2010-09-13 12:43:49 PM  

Donald_McRonald: Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Donald_McRonald: AntiNorm: "I'm so very scared. Help"

WTF does this headline have to do with Ballsack Conundrum, subby?

The problem involved a nut getting lodged where it shouldn't have.

It involved scrotal skin getting lodged where it shouldn't have. If his entire nut or both nuts had fallen completely through the slat I think that would be quite worrisome.

It was scrotal pinching. Bad scrotal pinching.



Is there such a thing as GOOD scrotal pinching?
 
2010-09-13 1:27:06 PM  
Minus all the rear entry jokes and whatnot.. I wouldn't be flying in that shuttle. It's like trusting an 82 Buick to get you from NY to LA without breaking down.
 
2010-09-13 1:32:18 PM  
NuttierThanEver: Is there such a thing as GOOD scrotal pinching?

Some like a little pinch there as well as teeth...

/yeah, my response was O.o when asked to do that
 
2010-09-13 1:33:44 PM  
I had to read that headline three times because the first two I thought it said "An internet nut on the Discovery shuttle"
 
2010-09-13 1:52:34 PM  

timujin: I had to read that headline three times because the first two I thought it said "An internet nut on the Discovery shuttle"


Bevets. In. Space!
 
2010-09-13 2:09:01 PM  
something something internal nut something during rear entry.
 
2010-09-13 2:11:07 PM  
At first I thought this had to do with the recent Discovery Channel hostage thing. I see I wasn't the only one to mis-read the headline.
 
2010-09-13 2:11:52 PM  
Was it the nut that holds the controls?
 
2010-09-13 2:13:20 PM  
Yeah, then she drove from Texas to Florida...
 
2010-09-13 2:14:02 PM  
If I were those guys, I'd just keep on going...
Ooops! sorry NASA, uh, we're not coming back.
Later!
 
2010-09-13 2:20:20 PM  
Y'all do realize those are "pyrotechnic fasteners", right?

I wouldn't want an explosive nut anywhere near my aft compartment.
 
2010-09-13 2:25:18 PM  

SchlingFocker: Epic thread was epic.



I don't think I'll ever forget the pictures in that thread.
 
2010-09-13 2:27:53 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Donald_McRonald: Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Donald_McRonald: AntiNorm: "I'm so very scared. Help"

WTF does this headline have to do with Ballsack Conundrum, subby?

The problem involved a nut getting lodged where it shouldn't have.

It involved scrotal skin getting lodged where it shouldn't have. If his entire nut or both nuts had fallen completely through the slat I think that would be quite worrisome.

It was scrotal pinching. Bad scrotal pinching.


Is there such a thing as GOOD scrotal pinching?


Oh my, yes.
 
2010-09-13 2:38:42 PM  

Fano: NuttierThanEver: Donald_McRonald: Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Donald_McRonald: AntiNorm: "I'm so very scared. Help"

WTF does this headline have to do with Ballsack Conundrum, subby?

The problem involved a nut getting lodged where it shouldn't have.

It involved scrotal skin getting lodged where it shouldn't have. If his entire nut or both nuts had fallen completely through the slat I think that would be quite worrisome.

It was scrotal pinching. Bad scrotal pinching.


Is there such a thing as GOOD scrotal pinching?

Oh my, yes.


You sound fabulous.
 
2010-09-13 2:47:33 PM  

xynix: Minus all the rear entry jokes and whatnot.. I wouldn't be flying in that shuttle. It's like trusting an 82 Buick to get you from NY to LA without breaking down.


No it isn't. It is like an '82 Buick that has been upgraded and repaired by some of the best engineers in the world continually since '82, driven by a Formula 1 driver.
 
2010-09-13 2:54:14 PM  
this is why we don't manufacture anything worth a damn in this country anymore. is it really that hard to use a captive nut on the inside?

Self-locking captive nuts (new window)

Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners, and Plumbing handbook (new window)

/i has a fastener fetish
//rivets are my favorite
 
2010-09-13 3:25:33 PM  
Hello God, its me Dean.
 
2010-09-13 3:34:00 PM  
i'm just getting this image in my head of a NASA tech on top of the shuttle yelling down "FIND IT YET!?"

followed by a little voice shouting back.. "found it!"
 
2010-09-13 4:04:28 PM  

scanman61: I wouldn't want an explosive nut anywhere near my aft compartment.


I gave your mom an explosive internal nut in her aft compartment.
 
2010-09-13 4:18:27 PM  
 
2010-09-13 4:18:57 PM  
What an internal nut may look like:

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2010-09-13 4:26:58 PM  
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2010-09-13 5:43:28 PM  

haddie: xynix: Minus all the rear entry jokes and whatnot.. I wouldn't be flying in that shuttle. It's like trusting an 82 Buick to get you from NY to LA without breaking down.

No it isn't. It is like an '82 Buick that has been upgraded and repaired by some of the best engineers in the world continually since '82, driven by a Formula 1 driver.


Uh huh.. sure.. cause the best engineers are in the private sector.

And also:
capcomespace.netView Full Size
 
2010-09-13 6:04:24 PM  

Ball of Confusion: this is why we don't manufacture anything worth a damn in this country anymore. is it really that hard to use a captive nut on the inside?

Self-locking captive nuts (new window)

Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners, and Plumbing handbook (new window)

/i has a fastener fetish
//rivets are my favorite


Also
How to use a torque wrench (new window)
 
2010-09-13 6:07:07 PM  

xynix: haddie: xynix: Minus all the rear entry jokes and whatnot.. I wouldn't be flying in that shuttle. It's like trusting an 82 Buick to get you from NY to LA without breaking down.

No it isn't. It is like an '82 Buick that has been upgraded and repaired by some of the best engineers in the world continually since '82, driven by a Formula 1 driver.

Uh huh.. sure.. cause the best engineers are in the private sector.

And also:


If the buick breaks down, you can get out and walk.
 
2010-09-13 6:25:41 PM  
Define "fell", given the no-gravity situation.
 
2010-09-13 6:35:26 PM  

stebain: Define "fell", given the no-gravity situation.


NASA has the anti-gravity units on during flight prep?!?
 
2010-09-13 7:12:03 PM  

Ball of Confusion: this is why we don't manufacture anything worth a damn in this country anymore. is it really that hard to use a captive nut on the inside?

Self-locking captive nuts (new window)

Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners, and Plumbing handbook (new window)

/i has a fastener fetish
//rivets are my favorite


You do realize that these are designed to be able to let go at the proper time? Or else the shuttle is gonna hold onto the fuel tank after it's supposed to dump it? Probably resulting in a horrible fiery mess as the fuel tank breaks up and knocks all the thermal protection plates off during re-entry?

FTA:


But after technicians managed to attach a large separation system bolt on the lower right side of the shuttle's belly, an internal nut slipped out of position and fell off.

The bolts ensure that the fuel tank separates from the orbiter after the craft pierces the atmosphere.


Try reading the article next time before spewing stupidity all over the thread.
 
2010-09-13 9:49:50 PM  
Castellated nut and safety wire or cotter pin even.
 
2010-09-13 10:15:11 PM  

xynix: Minus all the rear entry jokes and whatnot.. I wouldn't be flying in that shuttle. It's like trusting an 82 Buick to get you from NY to LA without breaking down.


With some screw rattling around loose under the backseat for the next 50,000
 
2010-09-13 10:15:41 PM  
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You know we're sitting on four million pounds of fuel, one nuclear weapon and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder. Makes you feel good, doesn't it?

/hot like Russian space program
 
2010-09-13 10:19:42 PM  

booksmart: xynix: Minus all the rear entry jokes and whatnot.. I wouldn't be flying in that shuttle. It's like trusting an 82 Buick to get you from NY to LA without breaking down.

With some screw rattling around loose under the backseat for the next 50,000


Miles, in case you were wondering.

/*sigh* Farking Mondays....
 
2010-09-14 12:37:27 AM  
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2010-09-14 1:09:58 AM  
Hey xynix you toaster!

Don't insult my girl!

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/gggrrrrrr!!
 
2010-09-14 7:21:30 AM  
Scared? You should be. The first shuttle to die went because of a wet rubber grommet, and the second because of a piece of foam. Space travel is extremely dangerous and physics is utterly unforgiving. The fact that the thing that kills you is so seemingly minor as to be almost comical won't make you less dead.
 
2010-09-14 7:29:21 AM  

xynix:
Uh huh.. sure.. cause the best engineers are in the private sector.


Yeah. Engineers are known for choosing money over the possibility of working with one of the coolest machines on the planet.

I'm going to assume you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about and take it from there.
 
2010-09-14 12:34:37 PM  
Me, I'd hop in that biatch tomorrow and go flyin.

Y'all who are afwaid can go suck your thumbs.
 
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