Ironically even though the space station costs billion the complexity and cost
of taking things to orbit require the astonauts to live meagerly and
cooperativly.So when they use a toothbrush to fix something they
remind me of the time my father-in-laws truck broke down in Mexico and the
mechanic actually fixed the carburator base instead of just yanking it off and
installing another. Cuban mechanics keep 70 year old cars alive with plain
inginuty.Congradulations astronauts, you are now living more like
the 6 billion people on the Earth that live on 99% inginuity, 1% material
wealth. We should outsource problem management to Cuba.
This reminds me of a Simpson's episode where Homer repairs a spacecraft
door, and saves the mission, with an Inanimate Carbon Rod. Kudos, astronauts.
Tonight, on McGuyver.....