Lost in Space

By Phil Plait | March 6, 2007 12:57 pm

You may have heard about the Interplanetary Wasabi Attack on the International Space Station (some condiment sauce got loose, invoking a small but humorous panic onboard the ISS).

What no news service I have seen has mentioned is that this isn’t the first time Sunita Williams lost something in space– in December 2006 she dropped a camera while on a spacewalk, too. I’m not accusing her of being a butterfingers– if I were out in space I have no doubt I’d lose my helmet, or probably even the whole space station. I just hope the other astronauts don’t rib her too much — but if they do, they’ll use barbecue sauce this time.

HAHAHAHA! I kill me.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Humor, NASA

Comments (16)

  1. Mark Martin

    Wasabi is bad, but in the novel “Stowaway To The Moon”, the kid hiding in the Apollo command module accidentally pees his pants, releasing a drifting string of golden jewels for the crew to admire.

  2. Daffy

    Spare the rib puns.

  3. I sincerely hope she’s not a butterfingers. Those things get crumbs all over the place!!:)

  4. Rob

    Wasabi is all very well but I’m thinking the accompanying sushi couldn’t be very fresh ;)

  5. john

    Gee, with all the wasabi floating around, I was waiting for somebody to call it the International Spice Station.

  6. At least the ant colony is intact.

  7. gopher65

    OMG GIANT ANTS ARE ATTACKING THE SHUTTLE! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIEEEEEEE!

    That was a funny Simpsons:)

  8. Mark Martin

    What we don’t want is for the glovebox filled with toxic chemicals to spring an innocuous leak, poisoning the air and causing the whole shuttle crew to be rendered unfit to fly the thing home, back to THE CAPE.

  9. Porto

    “I was waiting for somebody to call it the International Spice Station” – john

    HUAHDUhduahduHDUHudhaudhUDHAUDHudhuHDUAHSDUAHSD

    LOL

  10. csrster

    Apropos of zero-g, here’s an interesting article about what it’s really like
    on the vomit comet. Quick precis “I threw up 33 times and then passed out. Cool.”
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,2027269,00.html

  11. marco

    I, for one, welcome our new spicy overlords.

  12. Kimpatsu

    I must condiment Phil on his puns.
    Just don’t quit the day job…

  13. Gary Ansorge

    A true ” Lost in Spice” story,,,

    Groan,,,

    GAry 7

  14. Mark Martin

    Once there were the Spice Girls, who were quite spacey. Sunita, on the other hand, is a space girl, but quite spicy.

  15. DennyMo

    Was she also part of the crew that kept losing tools and parts while installing the new solar panels?

  16. KellyT

    I am amazed the media hasn’t picked up on this as yet
    another example of why women shouldn’t be astronauts.

    I am not advocating such a thing, I am just commenting
    on how the media likes to sensationalize everything out
    of proportion.

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