Fixing a Leak in Space Looks Both Fun and Scary as Hell

By Sam Gibbs on at

That ammonia leak on the ISS just had to be fixed, and while NASA's got robot slaves in space to do some of its bidding, there are a few things real men still have to do. Fixing stuff like leaks is one of them. Two astronauts had to do an impromptu EVA, fit a new pump, and dive back in. This is what it looked like.

I'm not sure whether this is exhilarating or bloody scary. There really isn't a lot of fabric between you and the dark void of space. I guess when you've been up there for that long, though, space really doesn't worry you. Just don't let go, OK? [DailyMail]

Image credit: NASA