Helmet Leak Forces ISS Astronauts to Abort Spacewalk

A spacewalk outside the International Space Station was cut short this morning when flight engineer Luca Parmitano noticed a water leak inside his helmet. “My head is really wet and I have a feeling it’s increasing,” the Italian astronaut told Johnson Space Center in Houston, about an hour into the mission. The leak… » 7/16/13 9:33am 7/16/13 9:33am

Perfect Spacewalk Photos of the Real Luca Skywalker

No doubt: the following spacewalk photos are the best I have seen in a very long time. I just cannot stop staring at the stunning photos captured during the spacewalk of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA's Chris Cassidy, on the 9th of July, released by the European Space Agency today on its webpage and on Flickr. » 7/11/13 11:31am 7/11/13 11:31am

Watch today's spacewalk, live on io9!

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano are scheduled to spend close to seven hours outside the International Space Station today, where they will venture in the first of two scheduled spacewalks for this month. Here's your chance to watch it live! » 7/09/13 9:20am 7/09/13 9:20am