NASA and Russia to evacuate the International Space Station?

In the wake of a Russian rocket failure, NASA is considering evacuating the crew of the International Space Station.

The space station evacuation is one possibility following the failure of the unmanned Russian supply spacecraft just after its Aug. 24, 2011 launch. The vehicle’s Progress 44 cargo craft, and its 2.9 tons of supplies bound for the International Space Station, crashed in Siberia.

The two Soyuz lifeboats now at the station, and flight rules that call for crews to return to Earth during daylight.

As it stands, three station crewmates scheduled to return to Earth on Sept. 8, 2011 and the three other station crew members would return before Nov. 19, 2011

The planned Sept. 21, 2011 launch of a new station crew is being postponed indefinitely.

Read full articles at: space.com and floridatoday.com

Source and author: space.com * floridatoday.com

41 responses to “NASA and Russia to evacuate the International Space Station?

  1. This is a cover up! There is more to this I think personally that something is going to collide with the ISS or they have seen something thats going to effect the ISS.

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  2. Evacuation …. it’s was predictable… when you realize what’s happening up there.

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  3. You know this seems more and more like the Deep Impact movie event whereas the initial nuking failed so they crashed the Mesiah into the asteroid but only this time the Russians so called unmanned spacecraft blew up which are we led believe that maybe that craft was specially built & armed to the hilt with nukes?
    Maybe the ISS has other the initial nukes on & 3 heroes are left on board to carry out the last ditch mission?
    Call me crazy but there is a distinct theme to this event and the mind boggles!

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  4. Fits right into the time frame of recalling high ranking religeous clergy to the Vatican, and congress taking an unprecidented vacation.
    Time to head to the DUMBs and bunkers, the show will soon begin.

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  5. yes elenin has caused the russian ship to explode on departing,this is a rippling effect and has been witnessed ?with the irene sage in which it spread over 500+ miles any fool could see it would be weakened just like the earths gravitation,is weak and so the propellent surge exploded ?alas there no showing that????good news if its true??? elenin maybe disintergrating???according to sott

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  6. prob is where is it going to hit when its in bits/chunks

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  7. @Mono.. sounds like your panicking? I did say call me “crazy” but so was Nostradamus & Da Vinci but they had visions afterall amazing fictions are made up from great minds!
    My life is great am sat here with a beer while I wait for some people who are viewing my house to buy so wish me luck on a quick sale🙂

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  8. Look people why is it everytime something goes rong there is a conspiracy listen its plane they are evacuating as if you cant send supplies to them then they will not beable to carry on as we are human and we need the vital 2 things to live and that is water and food so why dont you guy move out of you mothers house stop playing video games and get on with life so what if there is something coming there aint nowt we can do but take it like men and stop all this crap about worlds end as it is people like you who are scaring little kids and making them have nightmares you would not like it if it was your now come on i am a believer in ufos and all the mad stuff at present but things do happen so stop.

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    • Viper.
      I my self am Not fond of the term End of the World.
      I believe that it is a terrible missinterpretation. Even the Bible does not have an End of the world scenario, nor does the Myan calender.
      End of the world as We KNOW it would be more accurate.
      But life and the planet will surely go on.
      What Is comming is great cataclysmic disasters which will vastly decrease the population, (with the help of the shadow government)
      And change the face of the world and its ecology.
      But humans will live on, and life will rekindle.
      My problem with people whom post here whom do not seek answers, but instead just Post here to here them selves yammer at others for beliefs they do not agree with and or cannot come to terms with, is that if you dont agree, dont like hearing it, cant accept it or open your mind even a little…. then Why the F-CK are you wasting your time and ours by posting like a talking monkey that has nothing worth while to contribute? Clearly, some of the talking monkeys have No life of thier own and suffer from what I like to call little dick syndrome, because if they did, they wouldnt need to hear them selves gibber and bark where they make no discernable contribution or effect on the subject, but simply need to feel some how mistakenly superior, and see if they can get some attention in the form of a reaction. Such people were weened from breast feeding much to soon or, conversly, are Still being breast fed to need negative attention and gratification in such a capacity.
      Mind you, Ive never minded listening to talking monkies at play, they allow me some text book examples in rudimentry overcompensation psychology. The social dynamic is fascinating to watch unfold.
      ;0
      Thanx for coming out.
      ~ Sincerely VARAKIENEN.

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  9. Typing on ipod hence spelling

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  10. I have a video on my channel about the last space shutlle taking one year supplies to the station.. Why then do they need to leave???
    kirt4god@youtube

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    • NOW yer thinking Kurt.
      Because they already had plans Not to do any launches for a few years during the times of tribulations comming, and dont want to leave the astronauts stuck up there. Best to fake a supply mission gone bad scenario and call them back in time to get into thier cozy bunkers for the show.
      Do we REALLY know if there was a supply mission gone bad? was there Really a crash? was it supplies? really? or some thing else?
      I dont buy it either way.

      Lotta stuff going on before december that suggests economy and governments shutting down. I dont mind if my time line might be wrong and its for late next year instead, but its looking pretty convincing for late this year.
      ~ Varakienen.

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  11. wondersoftheuniverse

    a dwelling place in the heaven shall fall with a great crash ???

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  12. Sigh….

    people, they are proposing an evacuation if they cannot determine the reasons behind the Russian rocket crash.

    reason being; if they cannot determine the cause behind the crash Russia wont send more into rockets into space; no rockets, no supplies and no other replacements for the current crew up there. If they cannot be resupplied the current crew will have to use their emergency escape vehicle to get back to earth, the government doesn’t really want astronauts becoming examples like ‘Laika’, left in space to die without food or water.

    I think you guys need to focus on the real oddity stories, like hurricanes that are reaching into the northern and southern regions of the planet when they are only supposed to be tropical storms. or the increased geothermal activity going on in chile.

    Come on guys search out the real odd stuff rather than flocking ones like this.

    Luke

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  13. Isn’t there now a further sure quickening of earthquakes of a “higher ritcher scale” being recorded around the planet ? Wouldnt this be followed by volcanic eruptions already noted taking place like in Italy and Indonesia.

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  14. If there is trouble on its way to Earth from space it would make sense to evacuate the space station. No conspiracy.
    Its more probable that the Russian rocket failure is a ruse to make the world think we are abandoning our efforts into space while the next great leap forward in spacetech is continuing in all sorts of missions in secret.
    Didnt the US military just say they recently lost some type of new aircraft during testing? Maybe they didnt. Maybe it just flew on into space where it was programmed to go.
    I’m pretty certain there has never been a shortage of funds for the ‘real behind the scenes’ stuff going on within the military-backed space program.
    The govt has to look as if its scaling back and making space a low priority to avoid a public backlash for wasting billions of dollars during mass economic hardship. Whereas, the reality most likely is the money available is limitless and advancements have never ceased.

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  15. Possibly what’s more important is that if there is indeed a sure cataclysm in the timeline, then have the superpower’s collectively and responsibly already put in place a mission or if at all, already put in space a sufficient group of talented humans who will then go on to an already identified location in the heavens from where they are upon our planet’s annihilation and destruction, to consequently carry on human survival history.
    This I think, is the MOST IMPORTANT HUMAN SPECIES QUESTION !
    The remaining on Earth (especially those in the know) pending timeline end, wil tarry and wish these selected humans well.

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    • Josh. It drives me Nuts when people assume an “End of the World” scenario. There is No evidence what so ever to support the notion that our planet will no longer be able to sustain human life after the coming cataclysms. The human race WILL go on.

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  16. Even i wonder why people talk about ‘end of the world’ scenario. Our guru’s (through their vision) never said this. Rather they do support and confirm the fact that earth will go through some terrible events never witnessed in our life time.

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  17. Dear Vara/Jay
    I started with the all important word “Possibly” !
    Chill, yah !!

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  18. As more devastating things occur more people will believe doomsday will happen.

    Ok lets just say Russia gets hit with a small meteorite shower.
    This will make people want to know what else is coming in from space.
    Panic will happen. You can’t stop that. It’s human nature.

    I know within myself that life will go on.

    Stay safe

    Jay

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  19. Is chilling!🙂

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  20. The solar system is presently passing through a region of the Milky Way filled with cosmic rays and interstellar clouds. This highly energetic region of space is pushing on and weakening the Sun’s heliosphere, which in turn is pushing on the Earth’s magnetosphere, which is also losing strength, allowing much more radiation and solar wind particles to reach the surface of Earth.

    Such a high energy field, could very well affect our ability to communicate with the ISS. In keeping with that, it’s been reported that contact was indeed lost with the Russian craft, before it crashed. Now, not only is pretty much the whole world financially strained at the moment, I would also find it highly irresponsible to have a manned ISS, that we risk losing contact with, leaving the occupants on board completely incommunicado. Also, NASA has been warning for quite some time, that we are entering a period of time, where large EMPs and CME’s from the sun can be expected, which could also hamper communications and that could even destroy satellites, etc.

    Also, the grounding of the NASA space shuttles, has left us with the Russian spacecrafts as our only options to re-supply the ISS and if the design of these craft have in ANY way been found to be flawed, then I would surely hope they DO postpone any further manning of the station, until those design flaws can be corrected.

    Just my 2 cents.

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  21. @Viper

    I am a man of science, nothing more nothing less, i am a degree level mechanical design engineer working on projects from power turbines to mining equipment.

    all i do when i come onto this site, and have always done in the past, is look for logical explanations before jumping into the bandwagon, so before you go about criticizing my apparent constant debunking and negative thoughts, take the time yourself to actually do some research into a topic rather than taking what you read here as gospel. you will find that there are many things that can easily be explained away with a little digging, BUT it is when you find the credible story with no other backing that is when you’ve stumbled upon something extraordinary.

    the enlightened seek knowledge, the truly enlightened seek the truth beyond it, remember that.

    I miss the old articles on this site, around February this year, when the huge mass sightings were going on across the planet, now those stories were believable and each new video just backed the next one up, to the point where i think the government was looking at the possibility of disclosure.

    those are the sorts of stories i latch onto with an iron claw, but ones like these, i find, are hard to really draw anything from. but i guess each situation is like looking through a kaleidoscope, each turn (each person) lets you see a different image (has a different opinion).

    Id like however for someone to post a video of the rocket actually crashing as im yet to find one, so it could lead credibility to this theory if one doesn’t exist and no pictures of debris are found.

    I remain on my fence on this one, im yet to find a video for the defense and yet to find incriminating evidence against the accused (court reference, not referring to particular people).

    Luke

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    • I think everybody should look at this video, notable the crash site and the term ‘anomaly’ referring to the engine shutdown

      http://www.newsy.com/videos/another-russian-rocket-failure-undermines-the-iss-project/

      Luke

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      • @Luke,

        crash site russian rocket – look at this video

        admin

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      • Thanks for the video, but it still says that they haven’t found the wreckage as of yet, i find this a little odd as i would suspect each section would have GPS tracking signal or something used to locate it, and to also make sure that the jettisoned sections weren’t flying toward a town or something. unless they come up with some wreckage in the next couple of days i probably will see this as more of a conspiracy than an on the fence topic.

        Luke

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    • I’m with you Luke. I am also a man of science, and do not fall blindly to the myriad theories put forth by so many on this site. I need to view all the issues through the lens of science. While science does not explain everything, just a little digging will cause a lot of the mystery to disappear. Maybe that is the real truth of it right there. People like a mystery and like to be frightened. What can be more frightening to humans that the potential “end of the world”? Debunking and using scientific laws and theories is not the same thing. Calling an obvious UFO sighting swamp gas or the planet Venus is debunking. Proposing the obvious, like the fact that the astronauts in the ISS will run out of food eventually, is not debunking. Anyone on the conspiracy side of the fence will call logic and science a debunking tactic. Opinions are like assholes, everybody’s got one. These conspiracists need to do a bit more research and a bit less imagining. Then and only then can we possibly come to a remote outline of the real truth.

      Also, it is not strange that a hurricane has reached the Northeast United States, especially this year. First of all, many hurricanes have reached the NE United States over the years. Second, the ocean water in the Mid-Atlantic is very warm this year, and was very warm at the beginning of this year. This causes hurricanes to stay stronger longer. I mentioned to several of my friends that there was an excellent chance of the Northeast to get hit by a hurricane or two this year because of this fact. Also, Hurricane Irene, while being physically huge, was only a Category 1 storm as it hit N.C. and N.J. and was only a Tropical Storm when it hit NYC. It also was a very slow moving storm, and the biggest problem from it was the huge amount of rainfall that occurred. There has been more damage in NY from the wind in regular Nor’easters that frequent the area in the autumn and winter than from Hurricane Irene.

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  22. Luke.
    Assuming there ever was a rocket failure to begin with?
    I wouldnt trust any statement on the news saying wreckage WAS found any ways.
    I would be more inclined to believe a photo of a group of villagers that came upon huge fusalages etc, than the news directly.
    Such a rocket would be in the hundred tons + area of mass, and its stage rockets would fall in one piece. The wreckage would be emense and spread over a good area. Impossible to NOT find.
    I personally think the rocket failure is just a cover story so they can extract the astronaughts with no questions as to the Why.
    Its easy enough to make a louf window shattering boom and then tell people it was a rocket crash. Unmanned indeed.

    ~ VARA.

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    • yes i do concur vara

      It would be an easily fabricated story, and as im yet to see any photographic evidence of debris etc im starting to think that it may be as you say “a cover story so they can extract the astronauts with no questions as to the Why.”

      As i stated before, i would think that the rockets sections would have inbuilt tacking equipment so they can located the main fuselage pieces and also they would have tracked it on sub orbital radar while it was still above the radar ground level. I now do think that this may be something more of a story than what is publicized, but im not sure if it is solely to do with evacuating the astronauts.

      It could very well be that there was something onboard that rocket bound for the ISS that our visitors didnt want deployed and that could be the reason why no photographic evidence of the crash has been released to the public. who knows really, it could have been a multitude of things…

      Luke

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      • Oh indeed Luke.
        Just as they stop us from nuclear testing and shut down missiles at the sites, I have No doubt that they have put a stop to certain undesirable launches of things they dont want reaching orbit.
        A damn good reason NOT to man certain missions with people aboard. That in fact was the very first notion to pop into my head when I first heard of these failed missions in a row.
        ~ V.

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    • I don’t see how NASA or ROSCOSMOS needs any reason to extract astronauts from the ISS. The NASA shuttle program is finished, and the new shuttle program has not yet been completed. The only way into space at this point is the use of Russian Soyuz rockets. I say it is more reasonable to think that the United States has said they will not pay the price (between $55 million and $65 million per astronaut) the Russians are asking to use their Soyuz rockets to get to the ISS until the problem with the current one is fixed. It might even be a stall tactic so companies like SpaceX can finally get their own rockets working, or so the U.S. just waits until the new Orion shuttle rolls out sometime after 2016. The U.S. is the country with the biggest investment in space at this point. No supplies mean that astronauts die. Better to put the ISS on ice while the problem is resolved than to risk the lives astronauts and cosmonauts living in low-earth orbit.

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  23. rocket failures happen mainly on the blast-off stage question is-is the ISS manned at all-could be?cause when you got something as drastic as a russian rocket exploding minutes after take-off-and it aint the only time its happened-it happens seems to be covering something up here-you going to evac the ISS crew with what 2 outdated soyuz scrapmetal pods(lifeboats)geez somewhere something aint right with this explanation- rocket system failures are mainly due to design flaws in the electronics and hardware-structural integretity of the rocket itself-and if the ISS is manned?and you cant do the proposed evac what happens after november 2011-with all the space junk orbiting the earth-norad which monitors it 24-7-they kinda like a space traffic bloke see a gap launch-something aint right here?

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  24. if you look at the current orbit of the ISS and all the current active satellites in orbit-there hasnt been any changes to there orbital status-they remain where they are in there slots-2012portal.myfeedportal.com/…/the_danger_of_draco_the_dragon-this could be a clue-but then with elenins tail of debris-anything coming this way sure going to do something upstairs to all the space-hardware infrastructure 1 way or the other-when a rocket that size explodes you going to have a massive amount of debris scattered over a wide area-the question is-what happens now how soon the russians going to get another rocket ready for launch in a already cash-fund strapped space programme budget

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