A computer on the International Space Station has malfunctioned. Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, has confirmed that one of the computers on the ISS has malfunctioned because of a glitch. The agency also confirmed that this malfunction poses no risk to the crew that’s currently onboard the International Space Station.

Roscosmos has confirmed that one of the three computers in the space station’s Russian module has failed. Russian flight controllers are now planning to reboot the computer tomorrow. The crew, NASA’s Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian Sergei Prokopyev, and German Alexander Gerst are not at risk due to this malfunction as Roscosmos says that the other two computers can maintain the station’s operation completely.

A new station crew was supposed to be launched last month but NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely after the Russian booster rocket failed two minutes after lift off on October 11th.

The International Space Station has been in service for over two decades and its days are now numbered. It set to retire by 2024 and it’s as yet unclear if there’s going to be another global effort at this scale to set up an orbiting lab in space. China is developing its own space station and would likely be the only country to have a lab in space after the ISS retires.

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