The International Space Station spun out of control last week when a Russian module unexpectedly began firing its rocket thrusters, sending flight controllers in Moscow and Houston scrambling to recover the station. The incident was one of the most serious in the space station’s 22-year history, resulting in a 47-minute period where the station was deemed to be experiencing a “loss of attitude control” as other thrusters fired off in an effort to stabilize the orbiting outpost. “Never have I ever been prouder of the team,” tweeted ISS Flight Director Zebulon Scoville, who was one of two flight directors overseeing Mission Control during the incident. He added that he’d also never “been so happy to see all solar arrays [and] radiators still attached.”?
“Never have I ever been prouder of the team or been so happy to see all solar arrays [and] radiators still attached.” —
ISS Flight Director Zebulon Scoville