Russia Says Don�t Worry, It�s No Big Deal That We Threw the ISS Into a Tailspin

Let's not dwell on past mistakes and point fingers. You can just shrug it off Russia docked Thursday's new Nauka module with the International Space Station. Three hours later, the entire orbital facility was sent careening off course after it unexpectedly started its thrusters. According to Reuters, Roscosmos, Russia's space agency, now claims that the problem is due to a software bug. The command to withdraw was apparently given to the module, which sent the station spinning out of its normal orientation. Roscosmos seems to be uninterested in dwelling on the past. Roscosmos seems to be trying to reassure people that everything is fine and that it all worked out despite the fact that they almost lost their lives in a terrible tragedy. Dear friends, I am reading all your comments. Oleg Novitskiy, cosmonaut, tweeted Friday morning. Dont worry! The International Space Station continues to work on the integration of the Nauka module. Tonight, we will open the hatches. We'll keep you updated! Do not worry, be happy NASA did confirm that the crew of the space station was safe after they reoriented the facility. Experts were not convinced that the situation was as stable as claimed by the space agencies after the experience. Advertisement Advertisement They were not in danger, but I doubt they are able to answer that question right now. Jonathan McDowell, Harvard Astronomer, tweeted Thursday. Forward and upward Roscosmos claims that the Russian crew continues to work on the ISS, restoring business as usual and integrating the Nauka module. According to Vladimir Solovyov, the Russian space company Energia's designer general, the crew is currently balancing the pressure inside the Nauka module. The crew will then open the hatches and enter the module to adjust the atmosphere. READ MORE: Russia blames its software failure after a space station was briefly thrown off-course [Reuters] Advertisement Advertisement More about the ISS disaster: The Crisis Quickly Spins International Space Station out of Control

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