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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Circuit breaker fails on space station

A circuit breaker failed Wednesday aboard the international space station, according to an AP report carried by The breaker shut down one of the gyroscopes that help keep the station oriented in orbit.

It was the second time a circuit breaker has failed aboard the station in less than a year. Another circuit breaker failed last year and shut down the same gyroscope, making a spacewalk necessary to repair it.


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