Astronaut recalls near drowning on spacewalk

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Man, I would have been seriously freaking out. I mean, you're in space, on an EVA, and your helmet starts filling up with water past your nose. Talk about frightening :eek:

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Italian astronaut who nearly drowned in his helmet during a spacewalk last month is sharing more details about the terrifying experience, revealing how he felt all alone and frantically tried to come up with a plan to save himself.

    Luca Parmitano wrote in his online blog[​IMG], posted Tuesday, that he could no longer see as the water sloshed around in his helmet outside the International Space Station.

    "But worse than that, the water covers my nose -- a really awful sensation that I make worse by my vain attempts to move the water by shaking my head," the former test pilot wrote. "By now, the upper part of the helmet is full of water and I can't even be sure that the next time I breathe I will fill my lungs with air and not liquid."

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  2. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    Drowning would be... an interesting way to die in space.
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  3. pupulehaole

    pupulehaole Well-Known Member

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    Drink the water!
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  4. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    It's recycled I imagine.

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