After Spacewalk, Astronaut Reports Water in Helmet

February 26, 2015 5:08 AM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. The leak was scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning outside the orbiting complex nearly two years ago.

This time, the amount of water was relatively small — essentially a big blob of water floating inside NASA astronaut Terry Virts' helmet. In the summer of 2013, Italian spacewalker Luca Parmitano's helmet actually flooded. He barely made it back inside. Virts was never in any danger, Mission Control...

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