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  • The Spacecraft Circus on the ISS Continues

    The Spacecraft Circus on the ISS Continues

    Russia’s Soyuz MS-24 crew capsule could launch to the International Space Station sooner than planned to replace a potentially unsafe spacecraft slated to return three astronauts back to Earth, Russian media reported. Upsettingly, the potentially unsafe spacecraft is MS-23, a replacement craft sent to the ISS to replace the damaged MS-22.


  • Spacecraft Leak Postpones Russian ‘Lifeboat’ Mission to ISS

    Spacecraft Leak Postpones Russian ‘Lifeboat’ Mission to ISS

    For the second time in two months, a docked Russian spacecraft at the International Space Station has sprung a coolant leak. Investigators don’t yet know the cause of the latest leak, prompting Russia’s space agency to delay the launch of a ‘lifeboat’ that’s meant to secure the safety of two cosmonauts on board.


  • ISS Dodges Space Junk With Damaged ‘Life Boat’ Parked Outside

    ISS Dodges Space Junk With Damaged ‘Life Boat’ Parked Outside

    A chunk of Russian space junk came uncomfortably close to the International Space Station early Wednesday, resulting in a debris avoidance manoeuvre. Routine stuff — except for the fact that three crew members would’ve been forced to escape inside a potentially damaged Soyuz spacecraft had an evacuation of the ISS been necessary.