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Endeavor astronaut loses her toolbag


The astronaut who lost her tool bag on a spacewalk admitted that she made a mistake by not checking to see if the sack was tied down, and said she’s still smarting over the whole thing. Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper said in an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press it was “very disheartening” to lose her bag full of tools. She was trying to clean up grease that had oozed out of a grease gun in the backpack-size bag, when the tote and everything in it floated away Tuesday. The bag was one of the largest items ever lost by a spacewalking astronaut. NASA put the price tag of the tool bag at $100000. For a split second, she thought she might be able to grab it and she tried to judge how far away it was. Just as quickly, “I thought, no, that would probably just make things worse and the best thing to do would be to just let it go.” “There’s still the psychological thing of knowing that we made a mistake and having to live through that,” she said. “During the spacewalk … it was easy to put it aside because I knew that we still had five hours of spacewalk work to do and the work needed to get done and you can’t dwell on a mistake. It was hardest coming back in and having to face everybody else.” FIND MORE STORIES IN: Endeavour | Stephen Bowen | Ginger Kerrick | Shane Kimbrough | Heide She noted there were three more spacewalks and promised not to let the mistake happen again. “You’re not going to see us lose another bag. We’re going to double- and triple-check everything

Officer Mark Vasquez loses long battle with cancer

Officer Mark Vasquez loses long battle with cancer
Mark Vasquez, a Manhattan Beach police officer whose public battle with cancer prompted community fundraisers and an event where dozens of people shaved their heads in support, has died. He was 36.

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Astronaut loses toolbag in Grease-gun incident


While trying to grease-up the Space Station’s creaky solar-panel-rotating gears, some grease accidentally squirts into the toolbag, and astronaut Heide Piper loses her bag while trying to clean it up. In case you are wondering what happens if an Astronaut floats away, note the large white backpack on the back of their spacesuits; this is known as the “SAFER” unit and is a jet-powered backpack to allow the astronaut to float back to the station during US spacewalks. To the best of my knowledge, it has never been needed. Russian spacewalks, also conducted at the International Space Station, do not have similar technology, so if any astronaut (including an American) loses their tether and their grip during a Russian spacewalk, their career is probably over. SEE UPDATED VERSION AT: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u7VSuo0FXQ for more original footage and a closer look at the SAFER.

UPDATED: Astronaut loses toolbag in Grease-gun incident


While trying to grease-up the Space Station’s creaky solar-panel-rotating gears, some grease accidentally squirts into the toolbag, and astronaut Heide Piper loses her bag while trying to clean it up. In case you are wondering what happens if an Astronaut floats away, note the large white backpack on the back of their spacesuits; this is known as the “SAFER” unit and is a jet-powered backpack to allow the astronaut to float back to the station during US spacewalks. To the best of my knowledge, it has never been needed. Russian spacewalks, also conducted at the International Space Station, do not have similar technology, so if any astronaut (including an American) loses their tether and their grip during a Russian spacewalk, their career is probably over. UPDATED version includes more original footage, and a closer look at the SAFER backpack.

Borger: Obama wins on Wall St., loses Main St.

Borger: Obama wins on Wall St., loses Main St.
CNN Senior Political Analyst Gloria Borger says with President Obama’s signing of financial reform legislation, he wins on Wall Street but loses on Main Street. Editor’s note: Gloria Borger is a senior political analyst for CNN, appearing regularly on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” “AC360°” and “State of the Union,” as well as participating in special [...]

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Third-seeded Pitt loses first game of Big East baseball tournament

Third-seeded Pitt loses first game of Big East baseball tournament
Ace Corey Baker gave up 11 hits in the first two innings for a 9-0 deficit on the way to a 9-5 loss in the opening round of the Big East tournament at Bright House Field.

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Rep. Alan Mollohan loses Democratic primary in West Virginia

Rep. Alan Mollohan loses Democratic primary in West Virginia
Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-W.Va.) lost his bid for a 15th term Tuesday in a primary defeat that further affirms the anti-incumbent sentiment coursing through the country. West Virginia – United States – Alan Mollohan – Politics – Nancy Pelosi

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Man loses iPad and part of finger

Man loses iPad and part of finger
DENVER (United States – A thief’s thirst for a brand new iPad cost a man not only a much-coveted device but also two-thirds of the victim’s finger.

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