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Space Astronaut Loses Camera in Space

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

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

    Mar 20, 2004
    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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