Astronauts

Taking A Leak--Seriously

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Astronauts wear space suits which are cooled with thousands of tubes circulating about a gallon of water around the wearer's body.  When the system works, it works pretty well.  However, when one of those tubes springs a leak, things can get pretty unpleasant very fast, as one astronaut on the International Space Station discovered during an extravehicular activity on Tuesday.

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