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Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko have stepped outside the International Space Station for a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk. The Russians spent the weekend preparing for the stroll; the pair will spend most of their time outside fixing up their cosmic home. The astronauts climbed into their Orlan spacesuits on …

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Paris Hilton

Launched next year?

They're more compliant than me - I'd have probably thought "4 months?? That's ages yet, I'll do it tomorrow..."

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"Strela-2 Hand Operated Crane" -- I thought that Strela-2 and Strela-3 are hand held rocket launcher thingies, with a Strela-1 being a vehicle based rocket launcher thingy.

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"more of an FYI call. We are basically out the door."

Every news item about ISS space-walks now makes me think of The Big Bang Theory 'Space Toilet' episode!

Escape because... well, you'd want to, wouldn't you?

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Re: "more of an FYI call. We are basically out the door."

"Every news item about ISS space-walks now makes me think of The Big Bang Theory 'Space Toilet' episode!"

I just watched that. Well... Shit happens.

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So we have Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Taikonauts and, erm, (thinks hard) 'Nauts.

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Spationauts.

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A six and a half hour walk is no joke, the dog must have been knackered.

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if you're going to be in a space-suit for 6 1/2 hours, I hope that beer is for afterwards!

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Afterwards?

Those space suits have got toilet facilities built in :D

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In the space walking game ther might not be an afterwards. I'd definitely get mine in early.

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"replace a faulty Main Bus Switching Unit "

"Yeah I can do that but I can't get to you before next Tuesday and it's £60 call out charge minimum, parts not included.

What's that address again?"

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