First Alert Weather Alert: Flood Warning expires at 10:04 PM on 4/24, issued at 10:04 PM Blackshear, GA | Bristol, GA | Mershon, GA | Millwood, GA

NASA has aborted a spacewalk at space station because of water leak in astronaut's' helmet

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 7/16/2013 10:02 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA has aborted a spacewalk at space station because of water leak in astronaut's' helmet.

American Christopher Cassidy and Italian Luca Parmitano ventured out of the International Space Station on Tuesday morning for their second spacewalk in just eight days.

The two planned to perform cable work and other maintenance chores 260 miles up. They'll also were to install equipment to make the 15-year-old space station more robust in case of future failures.

Parmitano, a former test pilot, became Italy's first spacewalker last Tuesday. He arrived at the space station 1½ months ago. Cassidy, a former Navy SEAL, is a longtime spacewalker. He's been on board since March.

The four other space station residents are monitoring the action from inside. They include one American and three Russians.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Action News Jacksonville

No comments yet!
Jacksonville Current Conditions
63°
High 76° - Low 56°
Cloudy
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.