Duct Tape?

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@webeishere (36353)
United States
June 19, 2007 2:41pm CST
I am an avid watcher of the NASA missions watching them on NASA TV. Now that the Shuttle Atlantis has undocked for a scheduled Thursday landing I am praying that the repairs to the thermal blanket was sufficiently done. Anyhow seint this spacewalk and repair amazed me. All it took was some pushing, prodding, and a few nudges to tuck the piece of blanket back into place that was shaken loose. Then staples were used to place the semas together securley. All this time I was laughing secretly at the use of staples. I kept waiting for the ever popular 3M product to come into use. Yes I mean DUCT TAPE. I would not have been surprised at all if NASA actually has rol;ls of it onboard the shuttle missions. Anyhow I wish that God guides these brave men and woman back to earth safely on Thursday. So this is a good opportunity to discuss and share any thing unusual that you have used duct tape for. Hahahaha! The wonder product of the millenium I think. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@mizrae (587)
• United States
19 Jun 07
I am so afraid of heights, that I can't even imagine the bravery this takes to go so far without any type of safety net. My thoughts and prayers for a safe trip home. As for duct tape, I rarely use it for anything. In fact, I don't even think I have any right now. However, I do keep plenty of scotch tape and masking tape on hand.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Oh a few years ago I volunteered at the 100th anniversatry of the Wright brothers firs flight at an air show at my local airport. For doing so I was unexpectedly given a flight in a 1930's open cockpit bi-plane. Had the leather helmet on and the goggles on. The type where the pilot sits behind the passenger. The oil and smoke hitting my face flying around was awesome. Then the pilot did a low fly by as the announcer thanked all volunteers especially me as we flew over the crowd. he had some duct tape holding a few photos in place on his dash. No fear of heights here. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
20 Jun 07
Wow that would be an awesome adventure. I love those old planes and wouldn't have a problem with flying. My stomach might when I get up there though.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Oh what an andreniline rush it was too. WOOOO HOOOO!!!!
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@AndreaM76 (1164)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Atlantis Lift off - Here is a photo of the june 8 07 lift off.
This has nothing to do with duct tape but i wanted to share a photo of my viewing of the shuttle launch. It will hold great memories for me and my boys!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Awesome and thanks for sharing it here. HAPPY POSTINHGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~~
@AndreaM76 (1164)
• United States
2 Jul 07
you are welcome. I'm glad they landed safe and sound!
@hometyme (288)
• United States
20 Jun 07
A Phd. in duct tape? Actually, the metal, bright (mirror) colored duct tape, made of the right material could be a radiant heat barrier. The right kind of bonding could make it quite useful in heat applications. Radiant barrier is used in a number of applications, including home insulation.
@tredale (1313)
• Australia
20 Jun 07
HAhahaha, I love duct take a million and one uses. I have a few rolls on hold just for these cases lolol. But staples on the shuttle Atlantis this is truely amazing it cant make you feel to safe if your up there flying around. Maybe nasa really has to look in the tool box they may have some super glue somewhere that can stick it back together.lol
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
21 Jun 07
It's just amazing that with all of the technology they have now, simple staples were used for the repairs. That is pretty funny. And it wouldn't surprise me either to see them use good old duct tape one of these times. Duct tape has come in handy on many occasions in my household. It works really good if a hole gets accidentally put in the wall from the door knob. Just put a little duct tape over the hole, paint over it, and it's good to go. LOL
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Well they weren't really "simple" staples. Heavy duty like the ones carpenters use but just the idea of a staple was funny enough for me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
20 Jun 07
When my son was in the military they had a green duct tape that they called 100mile tape for obvious reasons. We are useing clear duct tape to cover a broken light cover on the car until we can get the cover. I see it used all over the place holding plastice in place for broken windows. Then there is Glen beck the radio show host that is always needing the duct tape to hold his brains in or to keep his head from exploding.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Oh I love the Glen Beck comment. Too funny. Thanks for the laugh also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@GardenGerty (102494)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Maybe I dreamed it, but I thought I had heard of a space crew making a repair with duct tape. I am sure they have lots of it, because it is so versatile. I once made a boat of duct tape and a washing machine carton. It was for a Head Start classroom to play in, while we pretended to be camping. When you have picked up a lot of duct tape, if you roll into a ball, you have a sturdy toy to play with. I hear that the latest way to treat and remove warts is to put tiny pieces of duct tape over them.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I believe the Gemini crews had a roll of duct tape on board to tape open the door after splashdowns. Not too sure but think it was them. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Well they don't call it 200 mile an hour tape for nothing. Actually when I worked in the mills we used it a lot. Works great to hold vaccum hose together. Hydroblasters use it to tape up their rain gear to keep from getting wet or getting nasty chemicals inside their gear. We used it to tie leads, lines hoses and cords out of the way, so they wouldn't be a tripping hazard. I've used it when the laces on my work boots broke. We used it this soccer season during a game when one of the player's soles was coming off her cleats. I always keep a roll in my rigg you never know when it will come in handy
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 Jun 07
NASCAR uses a LOT of duct tape holding steel and fiberglass body pieces together & onto the frames of the late models. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!`
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20 Jun 07
I don't use it often. I once seen someone use it to place over someone who had badly cut themselves. (as they didn't have something which could hold the bandage).. As for nasa I've never seen a mission :) ~Joey
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@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
20 Jun 07
I also pray that God guides them back safely. I will use duct tape for about any thing! On one of the blogs here there is a lady that made a console for between the seats and it was constructed with duct tape. Every one said it was ghetto but I thought it was ingenious!LOL
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
19 Jun 07
hehe---I can't think of anything unusual I've used duct tape for, but I use it for just about everything...ever since I used to watch that series MacGyver...and he used it for everything as well...and yes, I just bet NASA has rolls and rolls of the stuff too...LOL
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
22 Jun 07
pray that they make it back safely also- It amazes me that they used staples also- Duct tape is great- It can be used for many many things- We used it once to patch the pool-- just a little pool- didn't last long though- so had to go buy another small pool (when my daughter was young)- I've used it to wrap presents- lol run out of scotch tape- so we'd cut a piece and then cut it into strips- lol-- what a joke it was! It's always good to have duct tape on hand!