Re: The world's biggest screwdriver?

From: Thomas A. Troszak (tom@bullhammer.com)
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 14:16:51 PDT

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    Richard McKee wrote:
    > I did find a screwdriver (#16013 1985-076H) lost on STS51I.  It remained in
    > orbit for 6 months.  However, it appears that it was a large screwdriver.
    > Reported radar cross section was 0.57 square meters.
    
    0.57 square meters!!! This must be a NASA "screwdriver" meaning a
    $150,000 titanium gadget the size of a jackhammer...???
    
    Tom Troszak, Firedesign, Inc.
    Asheville, NC, USA
    35.601 N, -82.554 W
    elevation 2,300 ft.
    mailto:tom@bullhammer.com
    http://www.bullhammer.com/satphotos1.htm
    http://www.bullhammer.com
    
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