Expedition Exchange Bulletin Boards  

Go Back   Expedition Exchange Bulletin Boards > Technical Discussions
User Name
Password
FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old August 17th, 2004, 09:13 PM
johnlee johnlee is offline
John Lee
K6YJ
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Torrance, CA
Posts: 16,147
Some Matco Tools Space Porn



"STS105-E-5175 (13 August 2001) --- Astronaut James S. Voss, retrieves a small tool from a tool case in the U.S.-built Unity node aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Expedition Two flight engineer is only days away from returning to Earth following five months aboard the orbital outpost."

Whether in space on earth, using nice tools always brings a smile to the lucky user. Here's the supersize version of the same pic:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/.../s105e5175.jpg

Check out his socket rails. They're the same ones as these Matco ones:



These rails are made for Matco by WIM, but I believe Matco has the exclusive on the blue ones. So it would seem that there is some Matco action on the ISS. All of the the tools are Snap-on though. And the watch is, of course, an OMEGA. His spectacles are those Silhouette Titan Minimal Arts. Nice.

Also interesting are the white tool rolls velcroed to the wall below the Makita drill and the Vise-Grip pliers. Each roll has its contents listed, e.g., torque instruments, cutting implements, screwdrivers, pliers, etc. Pretty sweet. I could ask the people at Bucket Boss to do the same thing, but somehow I don't think that would fly too well.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old August 18th, 2004, 07:47 PM
david david is offline
David Woo
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 122
omega in space

Cool, look at that X33, sweet.
DW
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More Snap-on Space Tools johnlee General 3 October 17th, 2005 08:05 AM
Gasp! A Rolex In Space! johnlee General 3 November 14th, 2004 04:55 PM
Latest OMEGA Speedmaster Shots johnlee General 3 April 23rd, 2004 10:12 AM
More OMEGA Porn - A Revival Of The Moon Watch In Space Use johnlee General 13 January 29th, 2004 08:02 PM
Unique Mars Watches johnlee General 5 January 26th, 2004 05:18 PM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:49 AM.




Copyright 2001-2012 Expedition Exchange Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.