The cooling pumps failed today on the International Space Station —
NASA was forced to scale back operations.
The Daily Mail calls it an “urgent situation.”
Six astronauts are currently on board.
Emergency space walk could be required to fix the problem
NASA scaled back operations on the International Space Station on Wednesday after discovering a problem with a cooling system.
A pump on one of the station’s two external cooling loops shut down after hitting a temperature limit, NASA said.
Teams worked to get the cooling loop back up and running, NASA said. Experts suspect a malfunctioning valve may have caused the problem, but they’re still trying to figure out how to fix it.
The station and crew aboard were never in any danger, NASA said.