A rocket launch from the Kennedy Space Center is on hold because of a “space emergency” on board the ISS.
NASA stopped the countdown for the Boeing’s Starliner capsule’s blast off when the docked Russian module mistakenly fired its thrusters, moving the entire space station 45 degrees throwing off all calculations for the launch.
Thrusters on the Service Module of the International Space Station are currently being used to counter errant thrusters on the Nauka module just attached to the station. Listen live to MCC-Houston and ISS crew dialogue here:https://t.co/nRc1zkJnJI
— Eric Berger (@SciGuySpace) July 29, 2021
So now teams are doing the math after the ISS stopped spinning.
The unmanned Boeing spacecraft will be sent into space on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket which was rolled out to the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station launch complex Thursday.
ULA says it’s working with Boeing and NASA to reschedule the launch for tomorrow, but said if that doesn’t happen, they’ll reschedule for Tuesday August 3rd. Tony Marino,