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Rare incident fills ISS astronaut's helmet with water

Rare incident fills ISS astronaut's helmet with water
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NASA had to abort a planned spacewalk from the ISS on Tuesday, just an hour into a planned six-hour task, when a water leak started filling Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano’s helmet.

“My head is really wet and I have a feeling it’s increasing,” Parmitano radioed to flight controllers in Houston.

He had to return to an airlock and wait patiently while the compartment was re-pressurised, with more water entering his helmet all the time.

NASA said it cannot explain the leak.