SPACE

Jul 16, 2013 10:22 AM by Ian Auzenne (Picture courtesy: Wikipedia)

Spacewalk ended after astronaut reports equipment malfunction

Two astronauts are once again safely aboard the International Space Station following an equipment malfunction during a spacewalk.

Chris Cassidy of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency were expected to stay outside of the space station for six-and-a-half-hours, but the mission was aborted after only 92 minutes.

NASA says the mission's flight director ended the spacewalk after Parmitano reported a buildup of water inside his helmet. Engineers are now working to find out what caused the leak.

Pictured:  Astronauts Luca Parmitano (left) and Chris Cassidy (right)

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