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Dangerous EVA leak

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NASA vows to correct problems that led to dangerous EVA leak

A fundamental misunderstanding of how water behaves in the cooling system of a spacesuit operating in weightlessness, combined with institutional complacency and a perceived pressure to avoid delays, resulted in a frightening, potentially fatal close call last summer when water flooded a spacewalker's helmet outside the International Space Station, NASA managers said Wednesday.

With his eyes and ears covered by a growing blob of water -- and faced with the counter-intuitive but very real prospect of drowning in the vacuum of space -- European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano made it back to the safety of the station's airlock in the nick of time, assisted by fellow spacewalker Christopher Cassidy.

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That's what you get for not getting the basics right. Not that I can afford to blame em. Glad sir Parmitano made it back in one piece tho

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