• Question: When Tim did his space walk, the other Tim got water in his helmet, has the problem been resolved, could it happen again?

    Asked by spacefan226 to Andrea, Charlie πŸš€, Col Op, Kirsty, Vinita on 20 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Kirsty Lindsay

      Kirsty Lindsay answered on 20 Jun 2016:


      I think this has been fixed πŸ™‚

      It could happen again, but there is a good plan to deal with it if it does happen again.

    • Photo: Andrea Boyd

      Andrea Boyd answered on 20 Jun 2016:


      Since Luca’s filled up with so much fluid that he nearly died, they added an absorption pad to the back of the helmet of all the American spacesuits. So that can help. The ridiculous thing is that Tim K’s spacesuit was the SAME spacesuit that got water during Luca’s spacewalk. So really they should put that spacesuit in the rubbish…. Normally they work really great and none of the others have fluid leak problems. There is clearly something wrong with that one.

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