Agence France-PresseJuly 16, 2013 09:31
An Italian astronaut had a leak in his helmet while doing a spacewalk at the International Space Station Tuesday, forcing an early end to the outing, NASA said.
"A little more (than) one hour into the spacewalk, Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency reported water free-floating behind his head inside his helmet," the US space agency said.
Parmitano and fellow US astronaut Chris Cassidy made it back into the orbiting research lab at about 1329 GMT, according to NASA television.
Cassidy said his colleague was doing "okay."