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    Successful docking of Nauka at the ISS: it is the largest Russian laboratory ever put into orbit


July 30, 2021 Great tension on the International Space Station (ISS): about 3 hours after the docking of the Russian Nauka module, around 18:30 Italian time, the engines of the module started in an uncontrolled way, putting the entire ISS in rotation. To counteract the thrust, the engines of some modules on board were activated. The Station reached an inclination of 45 degrees but the situation gradually returned under control. There was no damage to the 7 astronauts on board or to the ISS but the causes of the malfunction must now be investigated.