50ft Inspection Pole

I’ve recently started to keep track of space missions and I’ve found the 5th Endeavour walk to be the most interesting.  Here’s the highlights:

  • Installation of 50 foot inspection pole added to the international space station (UN-in-the-sky, now with pool-skimmer attachment!)
  •  Extra long power cord for inspection pole (that way they can power the “International Space Station – Parking” neon sign)
  • “Hanging” of scientific experiments to the European Columbus lab done with help of a hammer.

The thermal shield has been cleared for landing.  I hope the rest of the shuttle has as well.