Thursday, June 14, 2007

Is there Crisis in space ? Pray for Sunita & crew

Is there a crisis in space. Space Shuttle Atlantis' return has been delayed again. This time the problem is a failure of Russian computers which control the international space station's positioning. Crippling computer flaw presents new threat to Sunita William and crew. Computer flaw aboard space station could force Sunita to vacate station. Leaving space station for Atlantis not seen as a viable option now. Tear in Atlantis thermal shield has deemed it unfit to return to earth. Atlantis's return to earth delayed to allow crew to repair tear in thermal shield. Meanwhile, Atlantis astronauts have completed a second space walk, to retract a solar array on the International Space Station. Atlantis' mission, originally scheduled for 11 days, was extended by two days already so that astronauts can go on a spacewalk to repair a thermal blanket covering an engine pod that peeled up during launch. The third space walk is now set for Friday.

It is some days now, Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams and her colleagues have been battling the elements to repair a thermal blanket which peeled off an engine pod of the space shuttle Atlantis on its journey to bring her back to earth. Sunita, who has already spent a record six months on board the ISS, and others have now extended their space sojourn by a few more days to attend to this problem.

The world is watching the courageous salvage operation underway in space. The world is also sending its wishes to the brave crew out there as they push back the frontiers, and prays for their safe return. Now send your prayers for the safe return of Sunita Williams and the other astronauts

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