Keith Cowing talks famous NASA hacks at Maker Faire

Keith Cowing talks famous NASA hacks at Maker Faire


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

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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