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Bloke with spanners attacks LOHAN's dodgy plumbing

The epic task of getting our Rocketry Experimental High Altitude Barosimulator (REHAB) experiment ready to test solid rocket motors at low temperature and pressure continued over the weekend with the deployment of some proper garden shed toolage: spanners and pipe-cutters. Click here for a bigger version of the LOHAN graphic …
Lester Haines, 29 May 2012
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LOHAN sucks 27 inches

The epic saga of our shed-built hypobaric chamber – the Rocketry Experimental High Altitude Barosimulator (REHAB) experiment – continues today with the news that we've just laid our hands on a proper vacuum pump which allows LOHAN to suck an impressive 27 inches. Click here for a bigger version of the LOHAN graphic REHAB …
Lester Haines, 24 May 2012
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LOHAN demonstrates impressive sucking skills

This week really sucked down at the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) headquarters as we put the vacuum pump for our Rocketry Experimental High Altitude Barosimulator (REHAB) experiment through its paces. Click here for a bigger version of the LOHAN graphic Those of you unacquainted with REHAB should have a shufti …
Lester Haines, 30 Mar 2012
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LOHAN: Reader vacuum pump plans really suck

We at El Reg's Special Projects Bureau are, as ever, grateful to all those readers who offered suggestions for the low-cost, garden-shed vacuum pump rig we need for our Rocketry Experimental High Altitude Barosimulator (REHAB) experiment. Click here for a bigger version of the LOHAN graphic Our bold plan is to stick the …
Lester Haines, 29 Nov 2011
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ISS ammonia pump 'working well'

The ISS's new ammonia pump module is "working well", according to NASA, as the agency prepares to return the orbiting outpost to "normal configuration for standard operations by Thursday". It took spacewalkers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Doug Wheelock three EVAs to swap out the failed unit, which died on 31 July and knocked out …
Lester Haines, 18 Aug 2010
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NASA 'nauts wrap ISS pump job

Spacewalkers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Doug Wheelock have successfully installed a new ammonia pump module to replace the one which failed on 31 July, taking out half of the International Space Stations's cooling system. Tracy Caldwell Dyson (left) and Doug Wheelock during today's spacewalk. Pic: NASA TV Caldwell Dyson (seen …
Lester Haines, 16 Aug 2010
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ISS spacewalkers tackle failed cooling pump

International Space Station spacewalkers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Doug Wheelock earlier today removed the orbiting outpost's failed ammonia pump unit at the second attempt. A first EVA on Saturday to wrest the unit from its mountings on the ISS's S1 truss ended in frustration "due to a leak in the fourth of four ammonia line …
Lester Haines, 11 Aug 2010
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Pesky ISS cooling pump: NASA has a plan

NASA reckons it's nailed a way to safely disconnect the failed ammonia cooling system pump which on Saturday refused to play ball with spacewalkers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Doug Wheelock. The pair were tasked with removing the clapped-out unit and slotting in a replacement. However, "due to a leak in the fourth of four ammonia …
Lester Haines, 10 Aug 2010
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NASA bumps ISS spacewalk to Saturday

NASA has postponed today's planned spacewalk to replace a failed ammonia pump assembly on the International Space Station, and Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Doug Wheelock will now exit the orbiting outpost tomorrow at 10:55 GMT. The agency explains: "Teams of flight controllers, engineers, and spacewalk experts have made …
Lester Haines, 6 Aug 2010
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ISS set for Friday chill-out

The first spacewalk to replace the International Space Station's failed ammonia pump module will take place on Friday, NASA has announced. The ISS is in a "stable configuration" following Saturday's breakdown of the "Pump Module for loop A that feeds ammonia to maintain the proper cooling for systems and avionics". Attempts …
Lester Haines, 3 Aug 2010
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Swedish bloke attempts lactation

A Swedish dad who hopes he might in future be able to help out his missus in the breastfeeding department has embarked on a rigorous programme of moob-pumping to entice vital nourishment from his chest. Ragnar Bengtsson, 26, has begun "stimulating his breasts with a pump" at three-hour intervals, and will continue to do so …
Lester Haines, 4 Sep 2009
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Texan boffins working on electric cyber-heart

Texas-based engineers have announced they are working towards a radical new "pulseless" artificial heart, able to act as a complete replacement for a normal human one. Matt Franchek and Ralph Metcalfe, mechanical engineers at Houston Uni, will team up with medico-boffins at the Texas Heart Institute. The idea is to completely …
Lewis Page, 13 Oct 2008
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Chinese takeaway biodiesel man in garage explosion horror

A Northamptonshire man destroyed his garage and badly injured himself at the weekend while attempting to make biodiesel from used cooking oil. A devastating explosion levelled the makeshift reprocessing plant on Saturday afternoon, when sparks from an electric drill being used to mix ingredients ignited explosive vapours. …
Lewis Page, 28 Jul 2008

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