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Space Station Astronaut Luca Parmitano speaks with Italian dignitaries after risky spacewalk. Photo credit/NASA TV

NASA appointed a Mishap Investigation Board on Tuesday to unravel a July 16 space suit leak that released at least a liter of water, much of it into the helmet of European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano. NASA’s...

Credit: NASA

Credit: NASA

Two spacecraft have managed to snag images of our Earth...

Art Credit: JHU/APL/NASA

NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft will capture images of Earth on July 19 and 20.

The images on the second day will also include pictures of the Moon where all six of the Apollo landing sites will be illuminated, 44 years to the day after Apollo 11 landed on the Moon’s rocky surface.


European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano joined in a NASA investigation of the leak that allowed one to two liters of water to seep into his space suit and helmet during a spacewalk with NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy on Tuesday. The planned six to seven hour excursion was halted after 92 minutes by the worrisome water globs that formed close to his eyes, nose and mouth.



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