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nasamad
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posted 12-25-2006 05:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While looking through the 116 mission images I recognized a few products that are available to the public. I wonder if anyone else has seen any other items ?

1. Pyrex (style) programmeable timer (mentioned in a thread a while back)
2. Petzl (Tikka) headlamp worn by Bob Curbeam.
3. Mini Maglite and pouch worn by Thomas Reiter.
4. What appear to be modified Manfrotto magic arms all over the Orbiter interior and ISS, for mounting laptops and various items.

Happy Holidays all.......Adam

P.S. Just above Bob Curbeam in http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-116/hires/iss014e09442.jpg is what appears to be a toy Orion CM !

[Edited by nasamad (December 25, 2006).]

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-28-2006 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nasamad:
P.S. Just above Bob Curbeam in is what appears to be a toy Orion CM !
Yes, that is Orion: it was brought to the ISS during Expedition 13 for use by Jeff Williams as he recorded the official announcement of the name Orion.

There is a model of Ares I, too: look to the right of Steve MacLean.

On edit: And a model of Russia's proposed shuttlecraft, Kliper, above LA's head.

[Edited by Robert Pearlman (December 28, 2006).]

kyra
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posted 01-08-2007 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyra   Click Here to Email kyra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Adam I'm glad to see someone else has an interest in collecting the COTS type items. I figure if its good enough for space, it will be great for your household, too.

I've got the Thinkpads, 3Com connector, the IBM 1 Gig Microdrive (best $100 I ever spent).
Other items: one of those cool bronze colored clips you see all the time. Very handy for dozens of little projects.
STS style spoons, knives, and forks (Nobel-Sysco food service)
Staedtler Lumicolor Media Markers
The grey Scotch tape dispenser produced for the US Gov't.
I've been looking for the STS chrome Vacuum cleaner. I'm sure it puts a Dirt Demon to shame
HP 48G Calculator - found one at a pawn shop for $15 marked down. Nobody that came in there ever knew how to use it (RPN)until I demonstrated graphing a sine wave.

I've been looking to figure out who makes the majority of the In-Flight Maintenance Tools. Someone told me they have special plastic handles. Snap-On and Craftsman have been suggested by a few. The Vice-Grips (TM) seem to be the real thing.

By the way who manufactures the aluminum binder that holds the ISS Ships Log ?


[Edited by kyra (January 08, 2007).]

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-15-2007 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kyra:
I've been looking to figure out who makes the majority of the In-Flight Maintenance Tools. Someone told me they have special plastic handles. Snap-On and Craftsman have been suggested by a few. The Vice-Grips (TM) seem to be the real thing.
A Snap-On logo can be seen in this image:
quote:
S106-E-5259 (17 September 2000) --- Tools that look much like those that you might find in any residential garage are being left onboard the International Space Station (ISS) for its future residents. Holding this set is astronaut Richard A. Mastracchio, partially out of frame. As any "handy person" will tell you, a variety of basic tools are a life-saver when any one of a number of contingencies arise.

413 is in
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posted 01-15-2007 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 413 is in   Click Here to Email 413 is in     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
A Snap-On logo can be seen in this image

My wife tells me that I am by far no handyman but those vise grips look suspiciously like these Irwin models: http://www.toolbarn.com/product/irwinvisegrip/0702L3/

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