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Spacewalk cancelled after water found in helmets again

In space, no one can hear you drown.
Andrew Tarantola, @terrortola
January 15, 2016
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Mission control had to cut short an ISS spacewalk on Friday after US astronaut Tim Kopra noticed water building up in his helmet hours into the excursion. Both Kopra and British astronaut Tim Peake are back and safe inside the International Space Station.

NASA insists that neither man was in danger despite its terrifying similarity to a 2013 incident that saw European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly drown in his own fluids. The walk only lasted 4:45 hours rather than the scheduled 6:00, however Kopra and Peake managed to finish their repairs on a faulty power module prior to being recalled. Mission control has ordered water samples be taken in hopes that NASA can determine the source of the leak.

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