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(CBS News)   No more space walks aboard ISS as space suit helmets keep filling up with water while in use   (cbsnews.com) divider line
    More: Scary, International Space Station, Extra-vehicular activity, NASA, European Space Agency, excess water, astronaut's helmet, aging shuttle-era spacesuits, planned EVA  
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2022-05-18 2:22:05 PM  
"Mission Control?  Yeah....I've taken care of the water problem but now I have to wizz like a racehorse!"
 
2022-05-18 3:13:07 PM  
All that extra time not performing spacewalks should be used for space masturbation.
 
2022-05-18 3:16:42 PM  
old things with no repairs broke seals


So shocking
 
2022-05-18 3:31:39 PM  
How serious is this?  Any of our NASA dudes want to weigh in?  What are the chances of them needing to do an "emergency" EVA while these helmets are out of service?

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2022-05-18 3:32:41 PM  
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2022-05-18 3:39:38 PM  

hoyt clagwell: How serious is this?  Any of our NASA dudes want to weigh in?  What are the chances of them needing to do an "emergency" EVA while these helmets are out of service?

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Thats just it. There is ALWAYS a chance things will go to shiat in a heartbeat. There are millions of bits of junk flying around at hypersonic speeds. All it takes is one of those to make the tiniest hole in the station.


Oh and there are stupid normies on the station now too who have no idea what do to if shiat does go sideways
 
2022-05-18 3:52:02 PM  
Bug, not a feature...

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2022-05-18 3:56:09 PM  
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2022-05-18 4:39:40 PM  
FTFA: A "helmet absorption pad," or HAP, is now placed at the back of the helmet to soak up any excess water that might make its way into the headpiece...More recently, Weigel said, another absorbent pad has been added to form a dam of sorts, impeding the movement of any water toward the front of the helmet.

So... They now have maximum absorbing pads with dams? Is there a better name than "HAP" we can come up with?
 
2022-05-18 4:42:14 PM  
The helmet doesn't have to 'fill up'. There's no gravity, so even a small blob of water can interfere with breathing, seeing, and communicating as it moves around. This is why they choose people who are incapable of panicking to be astronauts.
 
2022-05-18 4:42:49 PM  

JustHereForThePics: FTFA: A "helmet absorption pad," or HAP, is now placed at the back of the helmet to soak up any excess water that might make its way into the headpiece...More recently, Weigel said, another absorbent pad has been added to form a dam of sorts, impeding the movement of any water toward the front of the helmet.

So... They now have maximum absorbing pads with dams? Is there a better name than "HAP" we can come up with?


Yeah, but by law, the water must be dyed blue.
 
2022-05-18 4:43:29 PM  
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2022-05-18 4:50:32 PM  
Probably a russian drilling holes in things again.
 
2022-05-18 5:22:47 PM  
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2022-05-18 6:58:06 PM  

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2022-05-18 7:51:34 PM  

Russ1642: The helmet doesn't have to 'fill up'. There's no gravity, so even a small blob of water can interfere with breathing, seeing, and communicating as it moves around. This is why they choose people who are incapable of panicking to be astronauts.


There's the very serious danger of it blocking the air hose. Water in a space helmet is a serious threat.

So is vomit. If you ever find yourself in one, try not to be sick.
 
2022-05-18 8:29:18 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Russ1642: The helmet doesn't have to 'fill up'. There's no gravity, so even a small blob of water can interfere with breathing, seeing, and communicating as it moves around. This is why they choose people who are incapable of panicking to be astronauts.

There's the very serious danger of it blocking the air hose. Water in a space helmet is a serious threat.

So is vomit. If you ever find yourself in one, try not to be sick.


And to think that once you make it back inside you can't even take a nice shower.
 
2022-05-18 8:33:52 PM  
You know, SpaceX is working on EVA suits of their own. Imagine the frothing at the mouth from UVA employees Musk haters if NASA decides to buy some.
 
2022-05-18 9:41:29 PM  

bingethinker: You know, SpaceX is working on EVA suits of their own. Imagine the frothing at the mouth from UVA employees Musk haters if NASA decides to buy some.


Sounds like Biden is gonna have to go down to cape canaveral and lay down the law.

End all musk contracts or cut the budget.

Problem solved.
 
2022-05-18 9:43:06 PM  

bingethinker: You know, SpaceX is working on EVA suits of their own. Imagine the frothing at the mouth from UVA employees Musk haters if NASA decides to buy some.


Huh?
 
2022-05-19 9:39:41 AM  

lifeslammer: old things with no repairs broke seals


So shocking


Tight seals are important to plumbers and bull walruses......
 
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