Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday May 07, 2015

Wayward Russian Spacecraft Could Hit Earth Friday

That Russian resupply ship that spun out of control before docking with the ISS could hit Earth tomorrow. We are all going to die. Thanks Russia.

Progress 59 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan April 28 carrying three tons of supplies for the crew aboard ISS. But the ship suddenly spun out of control and engineers were unable to direct the wayward craft to its destination. They soon gave up any hope that it would be able to dock with the space station and commenced a waiting game, tracking the craft as it tumbled in space and back toward Earth. Specialists on the ground couldn't say for sure when it would return -- or where it might be heading.