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Neil Wyatt12/12/2018 16:09:08
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You need to fix your space ship. What's the go-to tool?

Grab a pair of mole grips!

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Jon Lawes12/12/2018 16:30:46
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Ah, but those are SPACE mole grips. Exactly the same as normal mole grips but with a serial number, NSN and a price tag with lots of zeros...

JasonB12/12/2018 16:38:10
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As it's a NASA video would they not be Vise-gripssmile p

Neil Wyatt12/12/2018 16:52:02
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Posted by JasonB on 12/12/2018 16:38:10:

As it's a NASA video would they not be Vise-gripssmile p


'Gayechnyy klyuch' actually - it's a Roscomos video despite the NASA 'DOG'!

Neil

Hopefully Google translate hasn't put rude words in!

ega12/12/2018 17:46:14
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I don't know about Russian moles but Vise Grips and Mole Wrenches release in opposite ways.

JasonB12/12/2018 17:51:09
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Is a space mole similar to a Clanger?

Neil, have you got a link to the video rather than just a .jpg as it is not a very clear image.

Neil Wyatt12/12/2018 18:44:27
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Posted by ega on 12/12/2018 17:46:14:

I don't know about Russian moles but Vise Grips and Mole Wrenches release in opposite ways.

True! But a Mole wrench is superior

Neil

SillyOldDuffer12/12/2018 18:52:53
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Never saw Scotty using a mole grip. I expect the Starship Enterprise was made of tinfoil too!

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blowlamp12/12/2018 19:03:44
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I think they took a Crescent wrench when they went to the moon.

Mark Rand12/12/2018 19:48:13
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I was quite surprised at the gay abandon with which they were allowing bits of insulation, gold leaf, etc. to fly off into the void. I was under the impression that it was considered to be a bad thing to add to the orbital debris that is zooming around the world.

Farmboy12/12/2018 22:25:51
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I seem to remember they 3D printed a spanner on the space station a while ago. Not sure if it was for a special job or just an experiment.

I bet those fancy gloves make working with fiddly things interesting, but at least if you drop something it just floats around. Not so good when you're working outside though.

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Posted by JasonB on 12/12/2018 17:51:09:

Is a space mole similar to a Clanger?

Neil, have you got a link to the video rather than just a .jpg as it is not a very clear image.

**LINK**

(Around 1:25)

Edited By RichardN on 12/12/2018 22:34:46

Neil Wyatt12/12/2018 22:40:16
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Posted by Mark Rand on 12/12/2018 19:48:13:

I was quite surprised at the gay abandon with which they were allowing bits of insulation, gold leaf, etc. to fly off into the void. I was under the impression that it was considered to be a bad thing to add to the orbital debris that is zooming around the world.

I think it was a BBC video.

Because the ISS is in a very low earth orbit apparently the debris will slow and burn up very quickly.

wheeltapper12/12/2018 22:43:41
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 12/12/2018 16:09:08:

You need to fix your space ship. What's the go-to tool?

Grab a pair of mole grips!

mole grips.jpg

 

 

they were not mole grips, they were metal shears to cut through the aluminium meteorite shield.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm_fAsUTvgQ&t=156s

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Edited By wheeltapper on 12/12/2018 22:48:14

Simon Williams 312/12/2018 23:03:37
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they were not mole grips, they were metal shears to cut through the aluminium meteorite shield.

Used with a bit of Gilbow grease no doubt...

Clive Hartland12/12/2018 23:17:26
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What I understand is that the Soviets wanted the area of the hull where recently they found a hole which was leaking air into space.

They are not sure if it is sabotage or something done on Earth during manufacture. So cutting out that hole and bringing it back to Earth.

I wonder how they closed the hole they cut out?

Clive

Michael Gilligan12/12/2018 23:50:17
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Jeff Dayman13/12/2018 05:12:41
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Clive - komplekt dlya remonta kuzova avtomobilya Trabant

 

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XD 35113/12/2018 06:34:31
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Dunno how they fixed it but it does raise an interesting question - can you weld in space ?

Pero13/12/2018 07:10:23
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Gafferovsky tape?

Perhaps this is finally the correct time to apply the term " Rocket surgery "

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