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Keith Cowing’s Maker Faire talk made’s Top Ten Video Countdown for 2010. In the talk, Keith discusses Apollo 13 mission hacks, the Skylab rescue (the umbrella used to replace solar insulation and boating tools bought at a local marina) the Syncom rescue (tools made out of plastic and duct tape), Apollo 13 CO2 removal, use of the LEM engine, etc., lunar rover fender repair; STS-120 EVA solar panel repair, and the ISS camera tracker made from a power tool.

Best of 2010 Video Countdown No. 10: Famous Hacks at NASA

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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