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Scott Kelly in his new book has a tale about Oleg Skripochka getting untethered and almost floating away from the station:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/12/world/science-health-world/iss-dumpster-diving-tale-untethered-cosmonaut-astronaut-kellys-memoir-blunt-take-year-space/#.WeKc24ZlD-Y
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In the book, he writes about a little-known incident that he says occurred during his first space station stint in 2010, when a Russian cosmonaut came untethered during a spacewalk and began floating away. Luckily, Oleg Skripochka happened to hit an antenna that bounced him back toward the space station, enabling him to grab on and save his life, according to Kelly.

Even though he was aboard the space station at the time, Kelly said he didn’t learn about it until his yearlong mission five years later, when it casually came up in conversation with other cosmonauts. “I was like really? Holy crap. Crazy,” Kelly recalled in an AP interview.

Now, obviously, there is/was a live coverage thread right here on NSF:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=23274.0;all

Nobody noticed anything like that, apart from a mention of tool floating away and some tethering mess with Oleg. And very obviously, mission logs anywhere do not include a mention of this.

Is Scott Kelly spinning a yarn, or did this really happen ?
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Re: Did Oleg Skripochka almost float away on 2010 EVA ?
« Reply #1 on: 10/15/2017 03:15 AM »
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Re: Did Oleg Skripochka almost float away on 2010 EVA ?
« Reply #2 on: 10/15/2017 07:36 AM »
Could have occurred during times of Los.

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Re: Did Oleg Skripochka almost float away on 2010 EVA ?
« Reply #3 on: 11/01/2017 09:02 PM »
Scott Kelly in his new book has a tale about Oleg Skripochka getting untethered and almost floating away from the station:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/12/world/science-health-world/iss-dumpster-diving-tale-untethered-cosmonaut-astronaut-kellys-memoir-blunt-take-year-space/#.WeKc24ZlD-Y
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In the book, he writes about a little-known incident that he says occurred during his first space station stint in 2010, when a Russian cosmonaut came untethered during a spacewalk and began floating away. Luckily, Oleg Skripochka happened to hit an antenna that bounced him back toward the space station, enabling him to grab on and save his life, according to Kelly.

Even though he was aboard the space station at the time, Kelly said he didn’t learn about it until his yearlong mission five years later, when it casually came up in conversation with other cosmonauts. “I was like really? Holy crap. Crazy,” Kelly recalled in an AP interview.

Now, obviously, there is/was a live coverage thread right here on NSF:
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=23274.0;all

Nobody noticed anything like that, apart from a mention of tool floating away and some tethering mess with Oleg. And very obviously, mission logs anywhere do not include a mention of this.

Is Scott Kelly spinning a yarn, or did this really happen ?

Or he is quoting a yarn that someone else was spinning.
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