Astronaut Luca Parmitano Nearly Drowns During Spacewalk

An astronaut's helmet filled with water during a spacewalk at the International Space Station.
1:58 | 07/17/13

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Transcript for Astronaut Luca Parmitano Nearly Drowns During Spacewalk
There's actually is a serious story about a pretty harrowing spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The search for what went wrong as well underway right now on we get the unbelievable details from AB c.'s -- necessary but he -- Space walks aren't dangerous. But when Italian -- not -- apartment Thomas started complaining about. Well Smith and wept inside his helmet his baseball -- Carter is asking a double. I think you can sort. Ourselves for a -- thoughtful. They Liggett can you clarify is that increasing or not increase. Its pork barrel -- feel -- -- all the water mineral water with militants. -- -- Yes if there's enough water he yet certainly had that risk today and that's why we took it so seriously that's right she said -- -- Tonto was no danger of ruining in his spacesuit orbiting 260 miles above planet earth. It was only a second time out on a spacewalk. Some bottled water on the -- -- here but I don't think he couldn't control -- Barack. And sort of and you look at her column. They are -- -- feel like a lot of water. It was roughly two glasses of water inside his helmet. Mission control immediately aborted -- space walk. Political -- head back to the airlock his crewmates inside -- office Hellman and grabbed towels to dry him off. It will take a couple of days before engineers figure out just what went wrong. If the water came from -- hydration bag or from the cooling tubes that run through a spaced him out of it. Ironically just a day ago he posted this video is a joke showing how he keeps his shiny -- clean. -- necessary ABC news at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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