NASA has aborted a spacewalk at space station because of water leak in astronaut's' helmet
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 1Â½ 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.
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