Astronaut describes almost drowning on spacewalk
An Italian astronaut who nearly drowned during a July 16 spacewalk outside the International Space Station used his blog to describe the terrifying ordeal.
"At this exact moment... I 'feel' that something is wrong," Luca Parmitano, an astronaut with the European Space Agency, wrote in a blog post. "The unexpected sensation of water at the back of my neck surprises me -- and I'm in a place where I'd rather not be surprised."
Last month, Parmitano and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy were working (to prepare the space station for the addition of a Russian multipurpose laboratory module. They were scheduled to replace a video camera, move wireless television camera equipment and reconfigure thermal insulation over a failed electronics box.
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