Eureka! I’ve found it! (I know, redundant) It’s the missing spatula. A couple of days ago NASA reported that one of the astronauts had lost a bolt in space. As reported in AP “Space debris can be dangerous if it punctures space station walls or spacesuits and can jam crucial mechanisms. However, spacewalkers have a long history of losing things in space. In July, Discovery spacewalkers lost a 14-inch spatula that floated away.”
What were the astronauts doing with a spatula during a space walk? Was the outside of the Shuttle so hot you could fry an egg on it? Anyway, as you can see from the picture the danger is over. The spatula floats harmlessly in my kitchen.