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ISS + Duct Tape
« on: 02/19/2010 01:22 AM »
Ran across this on ThereIFixedIt.com today. http://thereifixedit.com/2010/02/18/epic-kludge-photo-the-next-best-thing-to-space-camp/#more-7472

The caption says these were from Expedition 18. Anyone know why the duct-work was needed?

EDIT: clarity
« Last Edit: 02/19/2010 01:23 AM by The-Hammer »
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Re: ISS + Duct Tape
« Reply #1 on: 02/19/2010 02:01 AM »
That's the ducting that takes air from the Node 2 Fwd and bypasses the Node 2, dumping it into the Lab.  There have been issues in the past of CO2 levels in the Shuttle, so the air is drawn straight from Shuttle to the Lab, where the Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly operates, thus lower CO2 levels in the Shuttle :-)

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Re: ISS + Duct Tape
« Reply #2 on: 02/24/2010 08:05 AM »

This makees me wonder. Has anyone considered making a tether out of duct tape?


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Re: ISS + Duct Tape
« Reply #3 on: 02/24/2010 09:55 AM »

This makees me wonder. Has anyone considered making a tether out of duct tape?



for what?

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Re: ISS + Duct Tape
« Reply #4 on: 02/24/2010 01:42 PM »
Ran across this on ThereIFixedIt.com today. http://thereifixedit.com/2010/02/18/epic-kludge-photo-the-next-best-thing-to-space-camp/#more-7472

The caption says these were from Expedition 18. Anyone know why the duct-work was needed?

EDIT: clarity

I think a similar cludge was needed when Harmony was installed a week or so ago. I seem to remember some quotes about an offset connection in the temporary ducting causing poor air flow.

Also, I vote that the ultimate expression of this has to be the "stitching" repair to the P6 arrays when they tore on re-deployment.

Brilliant!
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Re: ISS + Duct Tape
« Reply #5 on: 02/24/2010 05:58 PM »
Ran across this on ThereIFixedIt.com today. http://thereifixedit.com/2010/02/18/epic-kludge-photo-the-next-best-thing-to-space-camp/#more-7472

The caption says these were from Expedition 18. Anyone know why the duct-work was needed?

EDIT: clarity

I think a similar cludge was needed when Harmony was installed a week or so ago. I seem to remember some quotes about an offset connection in the temporary ducting causing poor air flow.

Also, I vote that the ultimate expression of this has to be the "stitching" repair to the P6 arrays when they tore on re-deployment.

Brilliant!
Yeah, you're right! Was it made with wire and tape? What are the details of this awesome "kludge"?

Oh, here are some details I found from a spaceDOTcom article:
"Using strips of aluminum, a hole punch, a bolt connector and 66 feet (20 meters) of wire, along with detailed instructions sent by mission control, the duo assembled half a dozen space station-saving cuff link contraptions. If all proceeds as planned, Parazynski, suspended at the end of the boom-arm assembly, will slip the cuff link-like tabs through holes in the array's blanket, enabling it to support the tension exerted when the solar wing is fully extended."

Totally a classic!
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