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International Space Station's U.S. Section Evacuated After Alarm

All crew members are safe and have been moved to the Russian side of the station.

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The crew of the International Space Station had to evacuate the U.S. section after an alarm was triggered around 3 a.m. CT.

U.S. crew members donned safety masks, sealed their section of the station, and moved to the Russian side. The crew is safe and in good shape, NASA said at a news conference.

Again, the #ISS crew is safe inside the Russian segment after an alarm indicated a coolant pressure spike. No ammonia leak confirmed.

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Again, the #ISS crew is safe inside the Russian segment after an alarm indicated a coolant pressure spike. No ammonia leak confirmed.

8:06 AM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

NASA said that while the alarm could have been cause by an ammonia leak, there is no data to suggest that yet, and it was likely a faulty sensor or computer relay that caused it.

Update: #Exp42 crew informed by controllers that it's starting to look like a false indication, either a faulty sensor or computer relay.

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Update: #Exp42 crew informed by controllers that it's starting to look like a false indication, either a faulty sensor or computer relay.

8:17 AM - 14 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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