More water in the helmuts

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As I look up at the sky looking for Santa, I was reminded of this story earlier in the week.…

Heard the part of another water leak from the ISS space simulator swimming pool that all the is filmed in, with a helmut filling up with water. Second time this year! They better get a better scuba-diving equipment supplier.

was quick to stress that the latest problem was unrelated to the spacesuit water leak that befell European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA’s Chris Cassidy, during a previous July spacewalk. When the pair were attempting to replace some of the external hardware of the ISS, Parmitano’s helmet began to steadily fill with water – a fault originally thought to have been caused by a leak through a hole in the astronaut’s ventilation system. It later transpired, according to NASA engineers, that the problem resulted from a contaminated device inside the suit.

via Spacesuit Compromised During First ISS Spacewalk.

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2 thoughts on “More water in the helmuts

  1. Tom

    It gets completely ridiculous doesn’t it? This is hilarious :-)) !

    ”A “spacesuit configuration issue” resulted in Mastracchio’s suit becoming compromised. During repressurization of the ISS’s airlock, the space agency believes that water may have potentially entered the suit’s sublimator.” ‘Water MAY have POTENTIALLY ” – why not the classic, allegedly, haha.

    Yes ”It seems that water may have allegedly got in the space helmet”

    To counter this weird ”spacesuit configuration issue” they have provided the ”astronaut” with a hi-tech, state-of-the-art, worth-every-penny-of-tax-payers-money solution: a snorkel and some absorbant rags. To be fair, there’s a lot of water in space. They’ve always said that, haven’t they? You could drown up there…glug

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