[Noisebridge-discuss] Soldering, in space?

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Sat Nov 2 07:08:11 UTC 2013


On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 12:02 AM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
> Two questions, coming from another list...
>
> 1. Have any astronauts soldered in space previously? It doesn't sound
> like that's a thing they do now in NASA.

Not much happens in NASA these days :(

Yes. I find references to:
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2004/16aug_solder/

> 2. If one were to solder in space, what challenges would they face?

Boiling flux spurting all over. Bits of solder blobs or through-hole
lead snippings floating off and shorting out something important.


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