You may be able to fly the space shuttle – but a toolbox is a man thing.
OK, please take this as the joking post that it is meant to be – but I do know a few feminists who just won’t – because they don’t have a sense of humour.
But this did make me laugh:
Things didn’t go quite according to plan for astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper during her spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Tuesday.
First, a grease gun inside her tool bag leaked, coating everything inside with a film of lubricant. While she was trying to clean it up in the absence of gravity, the whole bag floated away.
Now I know that has happened to me – hence the joke thing!
Holding onto a grease-gun on Earth is bad enough – but in space?
The poor woman must have been as red as a beetroot up there. The think that make me laugh is the mental image of the bag floating away and the “Oh F**k!”
Mission controllers were also tracking the lost bag, which they say is floating well clear of the station and drifting further away.
See – they can track a lost tool bag way up there – but if you lose your car keys…
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