[ASTRO] Mir in trouble again (fwd)

Willie Koorts (wpk@saao.ac.za)
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 15:50:03 +0200 (GMT+0200)

Hi Floks

Just found this on ASTRO.  Any more info?

Willie

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 13:36:04 +0200
From: huub.scheenen@tip.nl <huub.scheenen@TIP.NL>
To: ASTRO@lists.mindspring.com
Subject: [ASTRO] Mir in trouble again

Heard this on the radio (very hour this morning !!):

Due to a wrong act of one of the crew members the Russian space station Mir
is off his originally position. By disconnecting the wrong power cable the
solarpanels are no longer pointed to the sun and the board computers are
off-line. At this moment the astronauts have no light are working in the cold.

They are trying to establish the power connection and getting Mir back
under control but, according to the Dutch radio, evacuating the station is
a very serious thought.


Huub Scheenen
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