Thursday, September 6, 2012

Space Station Repair Aided by Toothbrush

There's nothing better in my book than a little geek engineering.

Frequently when things aren't going as planned on some project, you can find solutions in an outside the box manner.  No where is this more evident than in any type of manned space exploration.

This time, the repair was made thanks to the efforts of a common toothbrush.

It seems some external repairs were being done on the International Space Station when progress was halted due to some type of debris in a hole where a bolt was to be placed.  So... a toothbrush was attached to a pole and then used to scrub clean the hole.

Presto!  Problem solved & repair completed.

For the full story, check out ABC News.

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