Technology International Space Station hit by mysterious computer meltdown

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    One of the International Space Station’s computers has malfunctioned, Russia’s space agency has announced.

    Roscosmos said one of three computers in the station’s Russian module has failed. It said Russian flight controllers plan to reboot it on Thursday ahead of the arrival of a spaceship called Progress later this month. The agency emphasised that the computer problem would not affect the station’s crew, which is made up of Nasa’s Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian Sergei Prokopyev and German Alexander Gerst.

    It said two other computers can maintain the station’s operation. The glitch follows last month’s aborted launch of a new station crew. Nasa astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely after their Russian booster rocket failed two minutes into the October 11 flight. The next crew is set to be launched in early December. Several Nasa spacecraft have suffered glitches or been shut down recently.

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