NASA scurries to get suit repair kit on ship
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is rushing to get spacesuit repair tools on a launch to the International Space Station this weekend.
Last week, an Italian astronaut almost drowned in his flooded helmet while performing a spacewalk.
NASA is uncertain why water leaked into the helmet worn by Luca Parmitano. But if spare parts are on board, these repair tools will be useful in swapping out the bad pieces.
The Russian supply ship is set to blast off on Saturday from Kazakhstan.
The spacesuit trouble is thought to be somewhere in the cooling system.
Parmitano is doing fine.
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