How Would You Turn a Bolt in SpaceSummary:
Tools such as saws, hammers, and levers are designed to make work easier. Sometimes, the environment in which a person works dictates whether or not a certain tool will get the job done. In the microgravity environment of space, astronauts are often required to do experiments or simple repairs. On Earth, gravity helps anchor a person to the ground, making tightening a bolt a rather simple activity. In this video segment from NASA Brain Bites™, learn why engineers have had to develop different types of bracing systems — a whole new set of tools — to assist astronauts working in space.
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