Two spacewalkers, including Aggie Astronaut Michael Fossum, sheepishly lost a spatula in orbit on Wednesday.
But NASA engineers didn't mind much, because the two accomplished their main task of testing a method to apply emergency patches to a shuttle heat shield.
Discovery spacewalkers Piers Sellers and Mike Fossum improved on the method of applying a special mixture to repair the reinforced edges of a space shuttle.
There was only one thing missing from the spacewalk: Sellers' spatula.
It flew overboard, off the right side of the shuttle's payload bay.
The entire crew of Discovery will get a day off Thursday before starting to wind up the mission.
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