NASA: Problem in space station, ammonia leak

January 14, 2015 - photo frame

In this video support squeeze supposing by NASA, a a International Space Station's robotic arm, reduce right, operated by hire commander Butch Wilmore, reaches for a SpaceX Dragon booster as a soar some-more than 260 miles above a Mediterranean Sea on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The plug delivered 5,000 pounds of changed cargo, including much-needed groceries and belated Christmas presents, to a space station's 6 astronauts. (AP Photo/NASA TV)
In this video support squeeze supposing by NASA, a a International Space Station’s robotic arm, reduce right, operated by hire commander Butch Wilmore, reaches for a SpaceX Dragon booster as a soar some-more than 260 miles above a Mediterranean Sea on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The plug delivered 5,000 pounds of changed cargo, including much-needed groceries and belated Christmas presents, to a space station’s 6 astronauts. (AP Photo/NASA TV)

MOSCOW (AP) — A problem in a U.S. shred of a International Space Station on Wednesday stirred a six-person organisation to fast close it adult and pierce to a Russian module, though they aren’t in danger, Russian and U.S. central said.

“The space hire organisation is safe,” NASA orator Bob Jacobs said.

Russia’s space group Roscosmos pronounced in a matter that a “leak of damaging substances from a cooling system” stirred a organisation to besiege a American module.

“The organisation is stable and is in a Russian shred now,” it pronounced in a statement, adding that goal control experts in Moscow and Houston fast and well cooperated to safeguard a crew’s safety.

While Roscosmos pronounced definitely that there was a leak, NASA pronounced it was still misleading either it indeed had occurred.

“We saw an boost in H2O loop pressure, afterwards after saw a cabin-pressure boost that could be demonstrative of an ammonia trickle in a misfortune box scenario, so we stable for a misfortune box unfolding and removed a organisation is a Russian shred of a space hire while a teams are evaluating a situation,” Jacobs said.

The Tass news group reported that only about one third of ammonia was left in a coolant complement during a U.S. procedure and a rest has leaked out.

It quoted Roscosmos arch Oleg Ostapenko that a conditions was still being examined, though “evacuation is not on a agenda.”

The space outpost is manned by NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts, Russians Elena Serova, Alexander Samoukutyaev and Anton Shkaplerov and European Space Agency wanderer Samantha Cristoforetti.

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