Water sloshed around in the helmet of the American astronaut Terry Virts on the International Space Station, after having spent nearly seven hours on the outside of the ISS on Wednesday, and no one can say with certainty where it came from.
47 years old Virt was unharmed by the experience, but no one can yet say with certainty where the water came from. The incident has again raised doubts about the quality of the American astronauts spacesuits.
The US space administration NASA describes it as a "minor incident", compared to when the Italian astronaut Luca Navia almost drowned in his spacesuit in 2013.
Virts didn't notice the water while he spacewalked but discovered the humidity when he came in and took off his suit.
The American astronaut stressed that the water did not come from the drinking unit inside the space suits and described the taste as chemical.
Probably it was condensation from the advanced system that controls the temperature inside the suit.
Using a syringe 11 milliliters was collected from the helmet, in the hope that a more detailed analysis will provide answers to where the water came from.
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