posted on Jul, 23 2007 @ 01:19 PM
To use a term from the "Academy of Fine Arts and Precision Cutting", rookie EVA-Lead Anderson and thrice EVA-vet Yurchikin, "ran the table" and
broke the "Bits "N' Bites" bronco "wack-a-mole" nature of EVA. No tasks were left undone, including "get aheads".
Anderson's first EVA... I always like to hear astros/cosmos reactions to this unique experience at their first media-op after "EVA numero-uno" as I
sorta-gotta feeling that it may fundamentally affect the way one perceives our "human condition"; a real perpective changer - "Big Picture". EVA
is special and beyond "riding indoors" at 17,500MPH. I'm envious. NASA update tomorrow at 8:00AM Houston time... moved up two hours. Hmmm.
Air lock ingress continues and "inventory" is a neccessary thing. Someone's going to eventually figure-out an automatic inventory system for EVA
items... some sort of RFID tag DB with a proximity reader? "EVA to Houston, Uh, yeah Houston were in the airlock and the inventory light is
"green". "Houston for EVA on the big loop, Roger. EVA-2 is EVA-1's inventory light also "green"?" "EVA for Houston, that's an Affirmative",
"Sealing the airlock".
Such a system could add perhaps as much as an "extra" half-hour to an hour to EVA working time.
Glove checks are a neccessary hassle too... a "smart" glove ingegrity monitoring system would seem to have some merit at some point.
Great spacewalk... 7:41, one blown helmet lamp bulb. EVA was extended an hour things went so well. Humans are neccessary in space but developments
are gonna give us "a run for pinks"... they have a baby
version of DEXTRE for neuro-surgery out Calgary U way... here.
We might just be so bright as a species that we may obsolete our organic butts. LOL. I kid? When "they" start assembling "us"...
[edit on 23-7-2007 by V Kaminski]