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Space Astronaut Loses Camera in Space

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Kevin, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Kevin

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    In 2006 astronaut Sunita Williams casually loses a camera to the void of space during a Discovery space shuttle mission.


    Houston: "Uh, Suny, your camera is behind you. I hope it's tethered because it looks like it's passing underneath the arm and reflector."

    Williams: "It's not. It came off of the bracket. The bracket came undone."

    Houston: "Okay, we see that." ​

    Shouldn't something like that be a concern that the astronaut mentions to somebody instead of nonchalantly telling them after Earth based observers noticed it? :cautious: I suspect that some training guidelines were reviewed after this mission.
     

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