Saving an Astronaut's Life

“EVA 23” is a captivating documentary that tells the story of an extravehicular activity (EVA) during which Italian ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy encountered a dire situation. While performing a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) in 2013, Parmitano’s helmet began to fill with water, covering his eyes and nose. He tried to navigate back to safety as he was blinded and nearly drowned in his own spacesuit. As the ISS passed through orbital sunset, or on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, he lost all communications with Earth and was left in total darkness. In this film, learn how his EVA partner Cassidy, the ISS crew and the team back in Houston worked to save Parmitano’s life. Plus, see how they learned from the near-fatal event, working to ensure a mistake like this never happened again.

EVA 23 is a Space City Films, Inc. documentary co-directed by Phillip Sexton and Austin Havican. It is 24 minutes in length, so be sure to add it to your day!

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