Space Astronaut Loses Camera in Space

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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