[FPSPACE] Jim interview on 'Spectrum' re ISS repair EVAs
jameseoberg at comcast.net
Thu Aug 19 13:56:55 EDT 2010
'Spectrum' magazine is the monthly publication of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and I do a lot of writing
for them on the technical level. -- Jim O
Podcast: ISS space walks inaugurate a new era of station repair
BY Steven Cherry // Wed, August 18, 2010
On Monday morning, at about 11:20 GMT, astronauts Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Douglas Wheelock switched their space suits to battery power and floated out of the International Space Station. This was the last of three space walks NASA had scheduled over the past two weeks to replace a broken cooling pump. It was also the start of a new approach to repairing and maintaining the ISS. Host Steven Cherry talks with retired NASA engineer and IEEE Spectrum contributor James Oberg about the strange beauty of an unexpected ammonia leak, the adhesive properties of Tabasco sauce, and why the future of space travel depends on astronauts with a gift for engineering improvisation.
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