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.
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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.