1. Space

    Turns out Luca Parmitano’s Spacesuit Leak Was Discovered a Week Before It Almost Drowned Him

    We were all pretty horrified to hear that Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano almost drowned in his space suit on a spacewalk outside the ISS in July, but details are just now emerging that the leak was discovered a week earlier. At the time, it appeared that the leak wasn't a threat, so they let him use the suit again, which didn't go so great.

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  2. Space

    Watch Live as Cosmonauts Spacewalk to Reinstall UrtheCast Cameras on the Space Station Right Now

    Russian cosmonauts Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy will undertake a spacewalk beginning at 9:10AM EST today to install cameras on the outside of the ISS for the UrtheCast streaming ISS imagery service. Live coverage begins at 8:30AM, and you can watch them float through space right here.

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  3. Space

    The Amazing Photos from Recent ISS Spacewalks Prove Space Makes Everything Better

    Thanks to the Internet, it's now super easy for everyone to see what the Earth looks like from an astronaut's point of view. (Mostly it looks frighteningly far away, but also beautiful.) ISS astronauts have been working on the outside of the station a lot recently, so we've got some of the best pictures they took for you.

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  4. Space

    Watch Russian Cosmonauts Spacewalk to Install Camera Equipment Outside the Recently Repaired ISS [Live]

    Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy are installing camera equipment and replacing old seismic activity instruments with updated technology in a seven-hour spacewalk today. You can watch the Earth float by underneath them (if that doesn't make you vomit) as they demonstrate how awesome tech support is in space.

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  5. Space

    [Updated] Watch Live Stream of Spacewalk as Astronauts Attempt to Repair International Space Station

    International Space Station astronauts will be working to repair the faulty coolant system with a series of spacewalks that begin early Saturday morning. You can watch live right here with coverage starting on NASA TV at 6:15AM EST with the spacewalk beginning at 7:10AM.

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  6. Space

    Cosmonauts Just Took the Olympic Torch on a Spacewalk

    The Olympic torch has boldly gone where no Olympic torch has gone before: into the vacuum of space! Today at 9:34am EST, two Russian cosmonauts (Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy) began a six-hour spacewalk, moving the torch around the International Space Station to honor the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

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  7. Science

    Watch This Morning’s Spacewalk Outside the International Space Station Live Right Here

    The crew of the International Space Station have finished prepping for this morning's scheduled spacewalk, and they're expecting to open the hatch on the airlock at 7:40AM EDT. You can watch the NASA TV coverage right here, and be amazed that there are people floating in space while you have your morning coffee.

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  8. Science

    Luca Parmitano Recounts that Time He Almost Drowned in Space

    During a spacewalk on July 16th, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano began complaining that his head felt wet. That was because his helmet was filling with water. That shouldn't happen. The spacewalk was cut short, and Parmitano is fine. Now a month later he's given a firsthand account on his blog on the ESA site.

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  9. Space

    Astronaut Chris Cassidy Explains Luca Parmitano’s Spacesuit Leak [Video]

    On July 16th a scheduled spacewalk was aborted early when Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano's helmet began filling with water. In two new videos by NASA, Chris Cassidy -- the other astronaut on the spacewalk -- explains what went wrong while on board the ISS. You'll learn a lot about spacesuits. Take a look.

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  10. Space

    Spacewalk Cut Short As Astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Helmet Fills With Water [Video]

    International Space Station astronauts Luca Parmitano from Italy and NASA's Chris Cassidy were in the first hour of a scheduled six-hour spacewalk today when Parmitano began complaining his head felt wet, and realized there was water floating in his helmet. Just a quick reminder: When you're in space, there should not be water floating inside your helmet. NASA cut the spacewalk short as Parmitano reported that the situation was worsening.

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  11. Space

    Watch The Live Stream of ISS Astronauts Trying to Fix The Ammonia Leak [Updating]

    There's an ammonia leak on the International Space Station, and at the time of this writing astronauts Christopher Cassidy and Tom Marshburn are on a spacewalk to fix it. So far they've reported there's "no smoking gun" in terms of where the leak is coming from, but their suits feature cameras, so you can watch the whole thing streaming live, and that's amazing.

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  12. Space

    Ammonia Leak on ISS ‘Very Serious,’ Emergency Spacewalks Scheduled

    An ammonia leak in the system that cools the International Space Station may be more severe than initially thought, say officials familiar with the situation. Ground crews are working overtime to try and determine the cause of the leak, and emergency spacewalks  that will let astronauts on board diagnose -- and ideally fix -- the problem are being scheduled  for the coming days.

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