NASA in turmoil after shocking message leaked…

NASA in turmoil after shocking message leaked…
NASA in turmoil after shocking message leaked…

NASA broadcast an alert message on YouTube during the night of Wednesday June 12 to Thursday June 13, 2024. Shortly after, the American space agency wanted to be reassuring, according to The Guardian.

On the night of Wednesday June 12 to Thursday June 13, a livestream from the International Space Station (ISS) on YouTube was interrupted, causing concern among viewers.

An emergency message broadcast by mistake suggested that a member of the ISS was in mortal danger, causing panic among spectators.

NASA apologized for the confusion, explaining that it was a ground simulation exercise in California, and confirmed that no emergency was occurring on board the ISS.

THE alert message made us fear the worst. On the night of Wednesday June 12 to Thursday June 13, a livestream from the International Space Station (ISS) was interrupted on YouTube. A message then told NASA fans that the transmission was “temporarily interrupted”.

Shortly after, the broadcast of a sequence concerned all the spectators. Indeed, they were able to hear the voice of a woman. She claimed to be flight doctor working at SpaceX’s Mission Control Center in Hawthorne, California. She foreshadowed that a member of the ISS was in danger of deathas reported The Guardian.

The emergency message quickly caused panic

On the audio broadcast by NASA, the doctor can be heard giving instructions to to help At “commanding officer” after a spacewalk. She asks for his pulse to be checked before adding: “I fear there are serious signs of decompression sickness… Unfortunately, the commander’s life is in jeopardy”.

A decompression sickness is a real emergency situation. Indeed, it is caused by the formation of gas bubbles in the blood following a rapid change in atmospheric pressure. The victim’s nervous system can be affected, even leading to death. NASA’s emergency message therefore created a real panic among the spectators.

NASA apologizes and talks about simulation exercise

Shortly after the emergency message was broadcast, NASA decided to speak out about X. It then apologized for the confusion, explaining that it was a simple exercise performed on the ground, in California. “There is no emergency situation on board the ISS” she said.

The American space agency then clarified: “A message was inadvertently diverted from an ongoing simulation in which crew members and ground teams are training for various scenarios in space”. According to NASA, crew members from the ISS were sleeping at the time the audio was released. Information then confirmed by SpaceX.

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