The $2700 spatula drifted out of Sellers's tool kit while he was conducting repair tests outside the shuttle Discovery on Wednesday.First of all, a $2700 spatch? Where's NASA shopping at these days? They can save a lot of money just by going to the dollar discount store (how much do things cost there anyway?).
"My spatch has escaped ... it was tethered to me," he reported to ground controllers during his 7hr 11min spacewalk. "It's gone, gone, gone. Nobody's going to find it."
In a related story, after Discovery landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida this morning, Sellers was overheard saying, "Has anyone seen my car keys?"