The International Space Station soared out of control for a brief time Thursday after the recently-docked Russian supply module somehow fired its thrusters and the ISS responded with its rockets working to steady the structure, CNN reports.
The accident cause NASA operators to declare a “spacecraft emergency” after the ISS lost attitude control for about an hour Thursday morning. Ground controls also lost communication with the ISS for eleven minutes.
The crew aboard the ISS was never in danger and the issue was corrected within a few hours. A mission scheduled for Friday for a Boeing Starliner uncrewed test flight to the station is being delayed until the crew have an opportunity to continue with safety checks.