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14 Jun, 2007 11:53

ISS computers fail

Russian news agencies report that faulty computer equipment on board of the International Space Station has been partially repaired. Early reports said computers responsible for supplying the station with water and air malfunctioned. A computer that contr

These latest problems might force the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis to stay at the station longer than expected.

It is believed that the breakdowns were caused by the installation of new solar arrays.

If the repairs are unsuccessful, all crew members may have to leave the station.