November 19, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Time for Root Cause Analysis of Spacewalk Error?

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Tools floated away during the last space station spacewalk (story).

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Is this a good target for advanced root cause analysis to improve future performance?

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For more information about the problem, see:

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=space&id=news/TOOL11188.xml&headline=Toolkit%20Lost%20During%20Spacewalk

Here’s a short video (WMV format) of the mistake:

Nasaspacewalk-1

(Segment from a video on the NASA web site)

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