NASA Astronaut Stumped by GoPro Camera

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target I can’t leave for a weekend without fearing I’ve forgotten to pack something important. Never send me to space.A NASA astronaut became a meme this week when, during a simulcast spacewalk, he confessed to having forgotten a crucial piece of equipment.“Hey, uh, Houston, I gotta ask a question about the GoPro real quick,” the unidentified explorer said. “Pushing the button, I see a ‘No SD’ [alert]. … Do I need that to record? And if it’s recording, is there supposed to be a red light on?”Following a lull from mission control (probably because they turned off their comms for a good laugh) and some unintelligible astronaut mumblings, an Earth-bound flight controller pipes in:“I’m told that if it has the card in it, it should have a red light if it’s recording,” the ground-team worker said.“And if it says ‘No SD,’ what does that mean?” the confused astronaut asked again.“I think that means no card,” mission control answered calmly.“Well, let’s just forget it for now. I’ll get it later,” the cosmonaut said. “Let’s just not worry about it.”It’s unclear whether the memory card is actually somewhere on the International Space Station, or gathering dust on someone’s desk at the NASA Johnson Space Center.The video, originally streamed live Wednesday on NASA’s official Twitch account, has been shared across the Internet—as is a lot of embarrassing public moments.NASA did not immediately respond to Geek’s request to confirm the anonymous astronaut. But an exchange at the end of an extended clip points to Andrew Feustel, currently aboard the ISS as part of Expedition 55, which launched in March.With a Ph.D. in geological sciences and two spaceflights under his belt, Feustel appears to have been bested by technology most 10-year-olds could understand.Having served in 2009 on the fifth and final mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope and again in 2011, the cosmonaut has logged more than 29 days in space, and 42-plus hours of spacewalks.After this week’s GoPro crisis, though, Feustel may be confined to in-ship work only.center_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor last_img

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