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  • Space Station Cooling System Failure

    NASA may need to pull Gene out of retirement to save the 6 men orbiting 250 miles above the Earth.

    An emergency space walk may need to be performed to fix a valve or the pump.

    Lets hope this doesn't turn into a "Gravity" type situation for the 6 man crew, and that this is resolved quickly. The space station just turned 15 years old. It is amazing it hasn't had any major issues.

    Update on Space Station Cooling System:

    Earlier Wednesday, the pump module on one of the space station’s two external cooling loops automatically shut down when it reached pre-set temperature limits. These loops circulate ammonia outside the station to keep both internal and external equipment cool. The flight control teams worked to get the cooling loop back up and running, and they suspect a flow control valve actually inside the pump itself might not be functioning correctly.
    At no time was the crew or the station itself in any danger, but the ground teams did work to move certain electrical systems over to the second loop. Some non-critical systems have been powered down inside the Harmony node, the Kibo laboratory and the Columbus laboratory while the teams work to figure out what caused the valve to not function correctly and how to fix it. The crew is safe and preparing to begin a normal sleep shift while experts on the ground collect more data and consider what troubleshooting activities may be necessary.

    More at the link below.

    http://www.nasa.gov/content/update-o...l#.UqkELvRDumQ

  • #2
    do they have enough tang?

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    • #3
      Gene has all the "tang" one man could ever want.

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      • #4
        Does this mean they won't get the feed of the game tonight ..... nothing else really matters in the big picture.

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        • #5
          I have images of Howard from Big Bang Theory saying get me the heck off of here....

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          • #6
            Send Steven to save the day, Gene would be proud to hand off the torch to such a worth stalker

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            • #7
              Originally posted by OBF1 View Post
              Send Steven to save the day, Gene would be proud to hand off the torch to such a worth stalker
              Nothing a couple handful's of goofballs can't fix.

              Earlier Wednesday, the pump module on one of the space station’s two external cooling loops automatically shut down when it reached pre-set temperature limits. These loops circulate ammonia outside the station to keep both internal and external equipment cool. The flight control teams worked to get the cooling loop back up and running, and they suspect a flow control valve actually inside the pump module itself might not be functioning correctly.
              At no time was the crew or the station itself in any danger, but the ground teams did work to move certain electrical systems over to the second loop. Some non-critical systems have been powered down inside the Harmony node, the Kibo laboratory and the Columbus laboratory while the teams work to figure out what caused the valve to not function correctly and how to fix it. The crew is safe and preparing to begin a normal sleep shift while experts on the ground collect more data and consider what troubleshooting activities may be necessary.

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              • #8


                I got this

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                • #9
                  LMAO

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                  • #10
                    Easily the best photoshp of the year

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                    • #11
                      Why don't they just open a window?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scorpio View Post
                        Why don't they just open a window?
                        Because this would happen if they did

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by broncosteven View Post
                          Because this would happen if they did

                          Why is the Ninja ripping of Jesus' balls.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DivineLegion View Post
                            Why is the Ninja ripping of Jesus' balls.
                            That ninja is a nazi and he knows Jesus is Jewish and is trying to prevent him from spreading his seed.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by CHEF LUIGI View Post
                              do they have enough tang?
                              You mean poon tang right?

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