Packing your touring toolkit is always a bit of a challenge — you almost have to have future vision to decide what is going to be needed, what little trinkets and wrenches will be most useful, and what not to pack. Â Frankly, I love the job! Â But… Â can you imagine having to put together the roadcase of tools for use aboard the International Space Station? Â Now THAT is a task suited for a rocket scientist! Â (Or if you’re my old buddy Kirby Roberts, a rocket surgeon!) Â The ultimate tour must have the most ultimate tool box… Â right?
Check out these photos posted by UK astronaut Tim Peake posted these photos of the ISS’ road case toolbox for all of us to enjoy — or as happens in our industry, critique to the point of madness. Â Come on, you know exactly what I’m talking about, I can even hear the snark from here — “He doesn’t have a single Crescent in there, this guy must be an amateur.”
Check it out! Â I guess my first question would be which of the nut drivers they turned into a one hitter?
I’m guessing that the pry bars are for when the aliens can’t get the truss to line up correctly. Â Remember NASA, make your “M”s and “W”s! Â I mean, there’s a truss hammer in there, after all!
Thanks to Tim Peake for posting these on his personal Flickr account!