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Space Station space suit helmet leaking! NASA called off all spacewalks

via:快科技     time:2022/8/6 14:01:08     readed:58

Another accident on the International Space Station!

According to the CCTV news client,NASA recently called off all spacewalks on the International Space Station after an astronaut's spacesuit helmet leaked while he was working outside.

According to the data,NASA's current spacesuits have been in use for more than 40 years,That has raised concerns about the safety of decades-old spacesuits.

国际空间站宇航服头盔漏水!NASA叫停所有太空行走任务

What's more, this isn't the first time an astronaut's helmet has flooded. It's happened many times over the years, most recently during an extravehicular activity in March.

According to some data, water flooding in astronauts' helmets appears to have first occurred in 2013, when European Space Agency astronaut Luca Middot. Parmitano was forced to cut short his spacewalk mission when 1.5 liters of water entered his helmet, making it difficult to breathe.

In 2015, the same aging suit was used for a spacewalk and nearly drowned another astronaut.

NASA astronaut Terry & Middot; After completing a spacewalk in Suit 3005, Virts noticed free-floating water droplets inside his helmet.

国际空间站宇航服头盔漏水!NASA叫停所有太空行走任务

Because of the frequency of water leaks, which can be extremely hazardous to the lives of astronauts,NASA worked on it early and unveiled new spacesuits in 2019, but funding shortages delayed the deployment of the new suits.

So for now, NASA wants the suits to last until 2028.

国际空间站宇航服头盔漏水!NASA叫停所有太空行走任务
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