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2004-Sep-12, 06:11 AM
SUMMARY: The crew on board the International Space Station restarted the malfunctioning Elektron oxygen system on Friday, but shut it down about an hour later. Russian engineers are trying to figure out why the system is automatically commanding itself to shut down. Commander Gennady Padalka used spare parts that were on hand to get a backup system ready if necessary. There's still plenty of oxygen available to the two men on board the station, including full tanks on the docked Progress cargo ship, and 84 solid fuel oxygen canisters which can last them 42 days.

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2004-Sep-12, 06:17 AM
possibility of a computer virus of some sort?

2004-Sep-12, 06:48 AM
good that they have found the problem and started to fix it, let's hope it can go well again :)