CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Bob Vila, former star of television's pioneering home improvement show This Old House, blazed into space today aboard the space shuttle Discovery on a mission to repair the deep gouge in the belly of the space shuttle Endeavour.
Vila said he has a game-plan for repairing the damaged vessel. "I'm definitely not using common drywall joint compounds like you'd buy off the shelf at Home Depot or Loews because my research shows they'd bond poorly in outer space," Vila explained. "Instead, I'll be using patching plaster or maybe even plaster of Paris, we'll have to see what kind of mood I'm in." Vila is having his mission filmed for a possible television series called This Old Spaceship.