NASA may be affected to abandon the International Amplitude Base unless its Russian ally can acquisition a quick fix to a botheration with their primary barrage system.
That was the edgeless bulletin Monday from Mike Suffredini, the Houston-based administrator of the large, orbiting laboratory.
“We’re activity to do what’s safest for the aggregation and the amplitude station,” Suffredini said.
The Russians accept formed an analytic aggregation to actuate the account of a rocket botheration that led to the blow of an unmanned Progress amplitude abridged aftermost week.
The Soyuz amplitude capsule, the alone bureau NASA currently has to bear astronauts to the amplitude station, relies on agnate barrage technology.
Suffredini said if the Russian rocket affair isn’t bound by Nov. 16, the amplitude base will accept to be abandoned temporarily.
There’s currently a abounding accompaniment of six astronauts aboard the station, which has two Soyuz capsules already docked there for acknowledgment trips. Three – Expedition …