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A spacewalk by a pair of cosmonauts working on the European robotic arm on the International Space Station ended prematurely due to battery power issues. The purpose of the walk by Roscosmos astronauts Oleg Artemiev and Denis Matveev was to install cameras on the new arm, relocate an external control panel, remove launch …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    > Managers insisted that the cosmonaut was in no danger during the incident, although we'd contend that any spacewalk is dangerous

    Yeah but that's because you're not Russian. I've worked closely with many Russians over the years and let's say that being fazed by danger is not something that they're generally good at.

    Which is not to say they take unnecessary risks, but when they do take them they don't make much of it.

    1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

      Which is not to say they take unnecessary risks, but when they do take them they don't make much of it.

      We see the same thing in the USA, it's said to be so much safer in the US when everyone is walking around with a gun in their pocket. The other side is that when you learn to scuba drive you are told it's not dangerous - probably because you taught how to share the air bottle with anyone else with you who runs out.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        > probably because you taught how to share the air bottle with anyone else with you who runs out.

        Maybe there's the solution to your gun problem:

        "Excuse me sir, may I borrow your gun for a moment? There is someone here I would like to shoot."

        1. gandalfcn Silver badge

          "Excuse me sir, may I borrow your gun for a moment? There is someone here I would like to shoot." You.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        And the prize for the quickest topic drift this month goes to…

      3. gandalfcn Silver badge

        "We see the same thing in the USA, it's said to be so much safer in the US when everyone is walking around with a gun in their pocket." When the facts tell them that isn't true but they prefer to believe the NRA, which actually called them hillbillies, nuts, whackos, idiots and fruitcakes. Which of course is totally correct. But they are also the core of the GOP.

    2. Hubert Cumberdale Silver badge

      Which is not to say [that Russians] take unnecessary risks, but when they do take them they don't make much of it.

      *cough* Ukraine *cough* *cough*

      1. Hubert Cumberdale Silver badge

        (Looks like there's at least one Putin supporter among us... check under your beds, people!)

    3. Arty Effem

      'Which is not to say they take unnecessary risks, but when they do take them they don't make much of it.'

      That's because even before they climb into the tank, they know there's a shoulder-launched missile with their name on it.

  2. sarusa
    Trollface

    The real culprit

    Obviously this was caused by aggressive Ukranian terrorists invading Baikonur and deliberately massacring civilians and shutting off power to the ISS spacesuits because they're governed by a kleptocratic evil undead lich who cares about nothing but restoring the Soviet Empire. It's all very credible, and this has nothing to do with accusing everyone else of doing what you're actually doing like Johnsonite Brexiteers or MAGA asshats.

    (I'd refrain, but the ISS cosmonauts have been gleefully supportive of the Ukranian massacres)

  3. gandalfcn Silver badge

    "Imagine how much Apple would charge for a power lead that long" Someone needs to take that redwood off their shoulder.

    1. X5-332960073452
      Megaphone

      Apple - USB to Lightning - 1m £19 , 2m £29

      Generic 4 pack (1 x 1m, 2 x 2m, 1 x 3m) (good quality) - £8.99

      Downvoted, Redwood firmly in place

      1. gandalfcn Silver badge

        Correct, it is. Why don't you enumerate all the rip offs perpetrated by other outfits.

  4. Sp1z

    I blame the energy companies. They're screwing everyone on Earth, why wouldn't they set their sights further afield?

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