NASA’s Johnson Space Center resumed normal operations at midday on Dec. 15, 24 hr. after a power outage linked to an off-site traffic accident in which a motorist careened into a power line transmission tower. Throughout the outage, the Mission Control Center, the primary ground communications link with the three-man U.S. and Russian crew aboard the International Space Station, operated on the same backup generators used to provide electricity during storms. All but essential ...


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