ISS emergency: Russian cosmonaut told ‘drop everything and go back’ in horrifying warning | Science | News

ISS emergency: Russian cosmonaut told ‘drop everything and go back’ in horrifying warning | Science | News

Oleg Artemyev was forced to return to the airlock on the International Space Station after there was an electrical problem in his space suit, according to US and Russian officials.

The Russian cosmonaut was supposed to make the six-and-a-half hour spacewalk with fellow countryman Denis Mateev.

The walk began at approximately 1.53pm on Wednesday, however Mr Artemyev was forced to return back three hours into the mission due to an electrical issue causing Moscow to scrap the mission.

Mission control in Moscow could be heard telling the cosmonaut to “go back” urgently.

It said: “Oleg, drop everything and go back. Drop everything and start going back right away…Go back and connect to station power.”

Mr Artemyev then quickly returned to the Poisk airlock and connected to the space station’s…

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News Source: www.express.co.uk


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