Astronauts Take Shelter After Alarm at Space Station

Published on 14 Jan 2015, 15:40
NASA said Wednesday, the six astronauts at the International Space Station are safe and are taking shelter in the Russian segment after an alarm went off on the US side of the orbiting outpost. After an alarm that could indicate an ammonia leak went off at around 4 am, the crew put on breathing masks and moved to the Russian side and closed the hatch to the US side behind them. The US space agency said it could not confirm that an ammonia leak was the cause, as the Russian space agency reported earlier.