Houston! Pick up! Now!

When I was younger, I really wanted to be an astronaut. I’m still fascinated by space travel, and I get excited when I read about the possibility of a Mars colony. I hope it’ll require not just the scientists and survivalists but the essential skills of an aging games blogger as well. I have a great love for NASA, and am following the blog of astronaut Chris Hadfield from the ISS.

Station’s power relies on ammonia coolant. A few hours ago, we determined that the ammonia was leaking out of the Station and into space. At the analyzed rate, one of the Station’s cooling loops could shut down within 48 hours.

It is a serious situation, but between crew and experts on the ground, it appears to have been stabilized. Tomorrow we find out for certain.

(Source: nasa.gov)

It’s probably good that I never became an astronaut, because I would be running around shrieking Coolant leak! Coolant leak! right now.

Via Ammonia Leak on Station — Col. Chris Hadfield.

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