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Toothbrush helps save the day for astronauts on space station

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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 6, 2012 3:32 p.m.

    Tonight, on McGuyver.....

  • UTAH Bill Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 6, 2012 3:19 p.m.

    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.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Sept. 6, 2012 1:53 p.m.

    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.