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Russian ISS resupply craft having problems

Tough times for the resupply. My latest at STA.

The Space Trade Association

Russian Resupply Ship Experiencing Difficulties; International Space Station, Crew are Fine
[Via NASA Breaking News]

The six crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) are safe and continuing regular operations with sufficient supplies as Russian flight controllers plan for another attempt to communicate with a cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the station. The next attempt to link with the spacecraft comes at 8:50 p.m. EDT Tuesday.

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While this is not a critical supply mission – and SpaceX will be sending up another supply in June – there are almost 1000 pounds of water and over 3000 pounds of spare parts/research gear.

As of 11 PM EDT, the controllers have still not regained control.

Hope they can regain control. Never nice to see things go awry, although they often do.

Image: NASA

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