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 …
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..."
"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.
"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?
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.
So we have Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Taikonauts and, erm, (thinks hard) 'Nauts.
A six and a half hour walk is no joke, the dog must have been knackered.
if you're going to be in a space-suit for 6 1/2 hours, I hope that beer is for afterwards!
Those space suits have got toilet facilities built in :D
In the space walking game ther might not be an afterwards. I'd definitely get mine in early.
"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?"