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Because of "Rita's" control of the ISS passed Russia

September 22 2005

In connection with Hurricane Rita , which in the coming days to reach the Gulf Coast, and possibly hit Houston (Texas), who was in the city center manned space flight behalf of Lyndon Johnson will be closed for Thursday and Friday, according to an official order management of the Centre.

Nevertheless, the Centre will salvage team, said the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Recall that the Johnson Space Center oversees all of the missions of the Shuttle and manages the International Space Station.

At the period of evacuation supervise the work of the International Space Station will be completely transferred to the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, which has flown a team of specialists NASA, RIA Novosti reported.

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