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Russia, U.S. in constant contact to resolve emergency at ISS

2015-01-15 08:39:28       source:Xinhua News Agency

January 15, 2015


"Russian federal space agency Roscosmos and U.S. space agency NASA are maintaining constant contact after a false alarm triggered an emergency situation at the International Space Station (ISS), Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday during a telecommunications meeting.


The meeting was convened among ISS crew onboard, Roscosmos, NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) to keep abreast of the latest development at the space station.


An alarm at about 4 a.m. EST (0900 GMT) indicated a possible ammonia leak in the U.S. part of the ISS, triggering evacuation of astronauts to the Russian section. The alarm later turned out to be false."


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