UPDATE: Russian official threatens to crash the 450 ton International Space Station into earth if sanctions continue. The Russian portion of the ISS controls the propulsion. The ISS would not hit Russia, but could fall on the US, Europe or India.
Russian government official threatens to crash the International Space Station into the United States as retaliation for sanctions on Russia for their war in Ukraine/murder of Ukrainians. https://t.co/4Xvsp8kPEg
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The atmosphere aboard the International Space Station may be a little tense these days.
Currently, seven people are living onboard the ISS, including four NASA astronauts and two Russian cosmonauts.
NASA says that nothing has changed regarding the schedule of the ISS despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russian cosmonauts have been accused in the past of knocking the space station off kilter (on several occasions) by firing thrusters on their docked vehicle.
Flight controllers were forced to reorient the International Space Station after the jet thrusters on a Russian module inadvertently fire after docking.
Astronauts were able to regain control of the International Space Station (ISS) after it was knocked off course by the newly arrived Russian research module.
Also, there was speculation that a “bullet hole” found in the side of the space station was caused by a Russian cosmonaut as well.
But, NASA now suspects the hole was caused by a tiny space rock called a “micrometeoroid” that pierced the solar array at a high rate of speed. “Glad it missed the hull.”
So far no reports of shots fired on the ISS in space, just back here on Earth.