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Old June 12th, 2004, 10:40 AM
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"ISS006-E-25286 (12 February 2003) --- Astronaut Kenneth D. Bowersox, Expedition Six mission commander, performs routine maintenance on the air handler system in the Unity node on the International Space Station (ISS). "

Here's a supersize version of the same pic:

http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/gallery...s006e25286.jpg

The cordless drill is a Makita, but the stubby allen socket attached to it is a Snap-on. The 1/4" drive ratchet, 12-point shallow socket, 1/4" to 3/8" drive adapter, and metric allen socket are all Snap-on. When you're servicing the air system and your ass is on the line, you use Snap-on tools to get the job done. Bad ass.

Astronaut Bowersox must be the go-to guy for repairing and servicing stuff on the Shuttle and ISS, because there are lots of pics of him with tools:





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Old June 12th, 2004, 12:26 PM
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the stubby allen socket attached to it is a Snap-on. The 1/4" drive ratchet, 12-point shallow socket, 1/4" to 3/8" drive adapter, and metric allen socket are all Snap-on. When you're servicing the air system and your ass is on the line, you use Snap-on tools to get the job done. Bad ass.


I KNEW that "lowest bidder" colloquialism was bull! So now you've got the moon watch, tools certified for space, & a "rover" ala Apollo 15-17! Whats next John?


DJ

By the way, if you haven't already found it take a look at this site (http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/main.html). Its got great video, audio, and the flight Journals of the Apollo missions lunar and otherwise. Man I love watching those videos!!
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Old June 14th, 2004, 02:50 PM
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Well, I already have the wannabe NASA IBM ThinkPad for my computer. I don't want a Makita drill, so I'll pass on that one. I wouldn't mind having a Hasselblad camera. That or my own personal Space Shuttle.
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Old June 14th, 2004, 06:27 PM
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What is that tool that looks like a ratching crows foot? Does it accept different feet?

I do believe that such a tool would be handy.
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Old June 14th, 2004, 08:03 PM
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Rob,

Here's the supersize version of that image:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/...s006e18105.jpg

"ISS006-E-18105 (18 January 2003) --- Astronaut Kenneth D. Bowersox, Expedition Six mission commander, is pictured in the Quest Airlock on the International Space Station (ISS). Various tools are visible floating freely in front of Bowersox."

The two combination wrenches are Flank Drive Plus wrenches. The sizes look like 5/8" and 7/8". The ratchet is is an older Snap-on 3/8" drive flex head type. The crow foot is just a 7/8" parallel-jaw crow foot:

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/pro_d...re&dir=catalog

I guess the crow foot on the ratchet could be used as a poor man's S wrench, assuming you an application where a standard S wrench's box end wouldn't work, and you had the vertical clearance for the ratchet and crow foot together. It could be a pain using that crow foot with a ratchet though, as the crow foot would want to spin. I'm guesssing Bowersox just needed another 7/8" open end for his Quest Airlock maintenance, and improvised. The result definitely looks cool though, that's for sure. It has that medieval torture tool look.

Is it me, or do those tools look huge? The wrenches are 7/8" and 5/8", which aren't very big in real life. But in that pic, the tools look huge. Perhaps Bowersox is farther behind the tools than the pic would suggest?
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Old June 14th, 2004, 08:09 PM
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what's up with that Casio?

With the option for a moon watch or a X-33, he's got a Casio?
Get those priorities straight...
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Old June 14th, 2004, 08:26 PM
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Old June 15th, 2004, 06:52 AM
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With the option for a moon watch or a X-33, he's got a Casio?
Get those priorities straight...
DW

Budget cuts you know!!!
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Old June 15th, 2004, 04:41 PM
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I'd love to watch him use that Makita to try to unscrew a really stubborn fastener in zero-g. If he didn't hold onto anything he'd just spin around the fastener with the Makita's drive shaft as the spin axis. That would be cool. Get yourself a personal space shuttle, John, so we can do shit like that.
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Old June 15th, 2004, 05:26 PM
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with the price of gas going up a space trip is going to be steep. we'll have to all chip in i guess...

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Old April 18th, 2007, 08:25 PM
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Old April 18th, 2007, 08:46 PM
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i wonder which camera they use up there...
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Old April 18th, 2007, 09:26 PM
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probably HASSELBLAD.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 09:38 PM
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perhaps the ubercamera? the H3D-39 w/ 39 megapixels?

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Old April 18th, 2007, 10:27 PM
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holy shit man: Price: $31,995.00
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Old April 19th, 2007, 05:40 AM
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Worth every penny, but you need a digital tech @ $500 a day to run it.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 07:44 AM
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holy shit man: Price: $31,995.00

LOL

Ah yes, the M8 is so bourgeois...
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Old April 20th, 2007, 02:39 PM
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Old April 20th, 2007, 03:57 PM
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that's a sweet time piece.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 04:14 PM
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I wholeheartedly concur.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 08:09 PM
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perhaps the ubercamera? the H3D-39 w/ 39 megapixels?


Was at my friends new studio today... yup, he had one. He said he liked it, he was in the middle of a huge shoot so we didn't really get into it. I'll be working on a few projects with him this summer so I'll get a chance to use it a bit and will report back, this way Han will be able to make a more confident purchase when he decides to get one.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 09:56 AM
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A couple of weeks ago Tyra Banks was doing the camera work for one of the photo shoots on America's Next Top Model and she was rocking the Hasselblad.


I was blown away, but when you think about it, if there is any industry that probably spares no expense on the equipment, it's modeling.

However, that doesn't change the fact that she sucks.




...not that I've ever watched that show.
(a friend told me about)
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Old May 16th, 2007, 11:16 AM
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sure, Jack.... sure.....
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Old May 17th, 2007, 07:07 PM
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you might sport the Rolex... but according to the above picture I sport other NASA approved items for work.

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Old May 17th, 2007, 07:14 PM
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Bam!
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