Atlantis mission specialists Steve Bowen and Michael Good wrapped the second STS-132 mission spacewalk at 17:47 GMT today, having spent seven hours and nine minutes outside the International Space Station. Spacewalker bolts battery to Integrated Cargo Carrier. Pic: NASA TV The pair swapped out four of the six nickel-hydrogen …
plastic tie ?
what happened to good old duct-tape ?
Adhesives and temperature extremes
I suspect the repeated exposure to the temperature extremes would probably fry it pretty quickly.
I was wondering if they use a different type of tie-wrap in space than I use at home? I find outdoor tie wraps tend to go opaque and brittle after a while...
For the sake of completeness, could El Reg please find out if the bolts are secured in any fashion other than torque (wires, cotter pins, nylon bushings, etc)?
grenade, because that's what goes off on internet forums when someone puts the word tape after the word duct.
sorry, can't be bothered linking to the Hot for Words video.
Re: Adhesives and temperature extremes
Wouldn't that be tie-wrap in spaaaaaaace?!
Re: plastic tie ?
I'm pretty sure the plastic tie is more effective than frozen-solid duct tape with its space-temperature intolerant rubber style adhesive.
They ought to make a space-capable NASA tape, too, though.
"Clockwise tightening motion". Isn't that fairly standard, unless there's a good reason why not? Why do you specifically highlight that?
A matter for irrational security
When will they fit the space weapons in case the aliens attack?