Stranger than fiction: the water-in-space-helmet incident

A recent news brief from the International Space Station caught my eye. A malfunction meant a fist-sized water bubble had appeared in an astronaut’s helmet …

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The event echoes a scene from Monkey Steals Plum, which casts the aquanauts ‘Yue’ and ‘Chan’ in a deep water training facility. A rather more serious “incident” befalls one of the ladies.

Flash-cut back to reality…

For a brief intro to a space suit, click through NASA’s interactive




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