Russian Module Misfire on ISS More Serious Than First Stated Written 3 August 2021

International Space Station, as captured by NASA astronaut Ron Garan during a spacewalk 12 July 2011. | NASA/Ron Garan

SPACE reports that NASA’s Flight Director at mission control in Houston during the Nauka docking, Zebulon Scoville, said that the ISS tilted more severely than the reported 45 degrees. Scoville said that Nauka caused the station to spin “one-and-a-half revolutions – about 540 degrees – before coming to a stop upside down. The space station then did a 180-degree forward flip to get back to its original orientation.” NASA representatives confirmed Monday that Scoville’s account is accurate.
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