Skip to comments.Space Station Crew Safe After Oxygen Supply System Failure
Posted on 10/16/2020 8:23:02 AM PDT by MtnClimber
Crew members aboard the International Space Station are dealing with a failed oxygen supply generator located within a Russian module. Thankfully, the astronauts and cosmonauts are not in danger, but this is now the second recent glitch involving a Russian component, which might be cause for concern.
The malfunctioning oxygen supply system is located within the Russian Zvezda module and it conked out late yesterday, reports AFP. Sounds scary, but a second oxygen supply system located on the U.S. side is functioning normally and providing breathable air for the ISS crew. Moreover, extra oxygen supplies are stored on the ISS as an added precaution.
The system failed on the same day that NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov arrived at the orbiting outpost, joining crewmembers Chris Cassidy, Anatoly Ivanishin, and Ivan Vagner. Its not clear if the oxygen failure had anything to do with their arrival, though that seems unlikely.
Its also not clear if the Russian oxygen generation system failure has anything to do with an unresolved air leak. Latest word is that Roscosmos has finally traced the source of the leak, which is somewhere in the Zvezda module, and mission engineers are currently preparing instructions for repairs, as AFP reports. The air leak has been active since last year and is not deemed a risk to the crew.
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Those Ruskies must have been too busy colluding with Trump and did not hae time to design their Space Station module correctly.
Probably had to replace a couple vacuum tubes.
Zvezda construction was actually started *35* years ago, and it has been in space for 20 years. It’s showing its age.
I cant breath !!!!
"Screw those Commie bastards, and screw their little wussy space station!"
Hurtle yourself through the icy vacuum of space on a craft constructed by a system that never mastered the Lada or toilet paper.
That Yuri Gagarin was one brave man.
Im sure their ICBMs have similar problems.
Vladimir Komarov wasn’t so lucky.
In Russia, oxygen available only on weekdays.
I don’t know what your experiences were, but I found Russian toilet paper to be excellent. It looked like brown crepe paper, but it was soft, sturdy, and worked well.
I had always heard that toilet paper got worse the further east you got, but that hasn’t been my experience.
Russian hole in the floor toilets, however, are a different story.
Komarov lived to age 40 before Soviet inompetence killed him; Gagarin only made it to 34.
You can actually see that if you have some good binoculars.
I would rather see that than the bleached stuff we use.
I hate when the oxygen system fails on my space ship.
Indeed he was.
Especially since he wasn't the first cosmonaut in space, just the first to return alive.
So were those before him. Gagain was not the first, but the second. I think the first was the son of an aircraft designer - but its so long now I forget who the players were, but he crash landed in China and survived, but it was so embarrassing it was never made public.
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