Gallery: Astronauts Fix the International Space Station With a Modified...

 

When it comes to sheer ingenuity, you can’t beat the geniuses at NASA. After all, these are the people that put the Curiosity Rover on Mars, men on the moon and improvised a way to adapt Apollo 13’s square carbon dioxide scrubber cartridges to fit the Lunar Module’s round cartridges using nothing but the scant materials on board. Their latest feat is just as impressive – for the past week, astronauts Sunita Williams and Akihiko Hoshide have been unable to install a new main bus switching unit (MBSU) on the International Space Station due to stuck bolts. However a brainstorming session at NASA’s Johnson Space Center yielded a solution, and it involved the use of a common household item – a toothbrush!

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