Duct tape saves space station

Never leave home, or Earth, without a roll of duct tape.

Astronaut and space station commander Peggy Whitson, former Iowa farm girl, knows a thing or two about jerry-rigging. When a rip in the space station's solar fan was discovered, she apparently climbed right up and fixed it temporarily while NASA scrambles to send equipment for proper repairs. Full story at Associated Press

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