I used to think that astronauts are the best of the best. The elite among the elites. As such, my impression of astronauts is, they are master of many trades, including dealing with mundane things like, you know, GoPro camera. Apparently that does not seem to be the case. A NASA astronaut recently became the perfect specimen that proves otherwise.
The astronaut in question appeared to be having some issue with a GoPro camera which he had with him on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Obviously, he was going to record his outing outside of the ISS confine, but instead he discovered the tech in his hand isn’t cooperating for an ultimate LoL reason.
In a 1.5-minute clip uploaded by our source, the space man was seen attempting to record his space adventure with the camera but had to turn to Mission Control for advise. You see, you got stumped by a GoPro camera because, the tiny screen of the camera tells him “No SD.” Doh! Anyone who deals with any digital imaging device other than smartphones will tell you that is bad news and being this far from home, where he might have left his SD card isn’t going to help either.
No recording means no red light on the device and that, btw, also puzzled him. In case you prefer not to watch the short clip, here’s the transcript (from our source):
Astronaut: “Hey, uh, Houston, I gotta ask a question about the GoPro real quick.”
Houston: “I’m all ears. Go ahead.”
Astronaut: “Pushing the button, I see a ‘No SD’. Do I need that to record? And if it’s recording, is there supposed to be a red light on?”
*A long silence ensues*
Houston: “I’m told that if it has the card in it, it should have a red light if it’s recording.”
Astronaut: “And if it says ‘No SD,’ what does that mean?”
Houston: “I think that means no card. We’re checking though, hang on.”
Astronaut: “Well, let’s just forget it for now. I’ll get it later. Let’s just not worry about it.”
That, my friends, has just provided the comic relief I need for the week thus far. Forgetting the memory card is one thing, but not knowing what it means is another. OK. I really shouldn’t merry at the expense of someone else’s misery, but I thought not knowing about the operation of a rather common gadget is kind of funny.
Jokes aside, I sincerely want to let the astronaut know that it happens. Forgetting the memory card after stepping out of the house is totally a common thing. Just that, we don’t usually realize it when we are this far away from home and worst, without access to any store that sells them. I don’t know, perhaps the nearest planet sells them?
P.S. There’s an extended version of a live stream shared by NASA on Twitch, titled Left SD card at home LUL (did NASA meant to say “LoL”?), which you may be interested. Anyways, I don’t think he left the SD card at home. It was probably floating around somewhere inside cos’ he said he will “get it later.” I might be wrong though.