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Sep 07, 2012, 03:28 PM
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OT, BEHOLD! the tooth brush that saved the ISS!



The folks flying around up there have been having themselves a bit of an Apollo 13 moment
and the problem was fixed with some handmade tools, the spirit of Macgyver, and a focus on proper interstellar oral hygiene.
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Sep 07, 2012, 09:55 PM
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To quote a friend of mine from the ship; "my toothbrush definitely, my wife possibly, my Harley NEVER!!!!" as in I will share with you LOL! Wonder who gave up their brush for this one?
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Sep 08, 2012, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by fooman2008
To quote a friend of mine from the ship; "my toothbrush definitely, my wife possibly, my Harley NEVER!!!!" as in I will share with you LOL! Wonder who gave up their brush for this one? Foo
Maybe a redneck astronaut with no teeth---?
Sep 08, 2012, 07:25 AM
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From the linked story:

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The heroic toothbrush, NASA makes sure to point out, was a spare.
They also said it was a" $3 tooth brush", but likely worth a bit more since it costs ~$10,000 to get a pound up in orbit.
Sep 08, 2012, 10:15 AM
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Do they have a spare in case unexpected visitors show up. Where would the metal shavings have come from that they had to brush away?
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Gerald.
Sep 08, 2012, 03:05 PM
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Do they have a spare in case unexpected visitors show up. Where would the metal shavings have come from that they had to brush away?
Regards,
Gerald.
I would reckon metal on metal gouging of a mechanical linkage... presumably aluminum.

as for visitors? it wouldn't be unprecedented.. IIRC a Russian brazilionaire paid for a little vacation up there. he was told not to touch anything, in particular the big, shiny, candy like, red button.



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