Crew Evacuates US Section of International Space Station After Leak: Reports

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Crew Evacuates US Section of International Space Station After Leak: Reports

The six astronauts at the International Space Station are safe and are taking shelter in the Russian segment after an alarm went off on the US side of the orbiting outpost, NASA said January 14, 2015. (AFP PHOTO / NASA))

Moscow:  The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) evacuated its US section on Tuesday because of a leak of "harmful substances" from the cooling system, Russian news agencies reported.

They quoted an official at the Russian space agency Roscosmos as saying the situation was now under control and all six crew - three Russians, two Americans and an Italian - were safe in the Russian section of the orbiting station.

Interfax news agency said there had been an ammonia leak.

© Thomson Reuters 2015


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