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Article posted: 7/18/2013 7:05 PM

Astronaut with flooded helmet felt like goldfish

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In this image from video made available by NASA, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, right, describes the water in his helmet during Tuesday's spacewalk. He could not hear or speak by the time he re-entered the space station because of the big globs of water in his helmet and elsewhere in his suit.


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Two days after his helmet flooded during a spacewalk, astronaut Luca Parmitano relived the experience Thursday, describing how water kept trickling into his helmet until big globs covered his eyes, then his nose. It was hard to see, he said, and he could not hear.
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