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NASA rushes spacesuit repair kit to space station

作者:韩影井    发布时间:2017-12-26 06:00:21    

NEED new tools to fix a leak? NASA has you covered. The agency has delivered a spacesuit repair kit to the International Space Station that will hopefully mend astronaut Luca Parmitano’s broken helmet. A spacewalk on 16 July was aborted when Parmitano felt liquid on the back of his head. His helmet rapidly filled with water, which floated into his eyes, nose and mouth. Fellow spacewalker Christopher Cassidy helped him safely re-enter the ISS. NASA is investigating the cause of the leak, but in the meantime has sent up a repair kit on an uncrewed Russian Progress supply spacecraft that launched on 27 July. The kit includes tools and spare parts for the potential fault sources on the portable life-support system that is mounted at the back of NASA’s spacewalk suits. Potential culprits include the unit’s sublimator, the condensate water valve and the water separator, says spokesman Josh Byerly at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. This article appeared in print under the headline “Look,

 

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