NASA Has Put All Spacewalks
On hold while it resolves an alarming issue with the spacesuits on board the International Space Station.
The Agency Said Tuesday
That helmets worn by astronauts have begun filling with water on multiple occasions in recent months.
It Has Put Personnel
In potentially life-threatening scenarios as they cling to the station’s exterior 250 miles above Earth.
NASA Is Investigating
What led to excess water buildup in an astronaut’s helmet during a March excursion.
Officials Told Reporters
That the spacesuits — “extra-vehicular mobility units,” or EMUs — remain available for emergencies.
NASA’s Dana Weigel Said
“Until we understand better what the causal factors might have been during the last EVA with our EMU, we are no-go for nominal [extra-vehicular activity],”