Is It Just Me, Zeitgeisters,
Or are you a little disappointed by the latest news from the International Space Station?
I was sussing out the ABC Science News in the right hand column of this here blog when I read “Astronauts Begin To Extend Space Station”. It wasn’t what I had hoped.
Two Discovery astronauts have stepped out into space for the first of three spacewalks to install a new metal structure to the International Space Station (ISS).
A NASA spokesman says Robert Curbeam and Sweden’s first astronaut, Christer Fuglesang, are expected to spend about six hours in space.
The two will bolt the two-tonne truss segment, called P5 spacer, to the ISS, bringing its total length to 120 metres.
A truss segment? I was thinking a billards room, a jacuzzi, possibly a dedicated area for the hard-core gamers to dehydrate whilst playing World of Warcraft.
And why is it a two-tonne truss segment? Christer Fuglesang is a Swede, surely he could have negotiated for something lighter and flat-packed from the good people of IKEA?
Elevate The Truss Segment