Space Station at Risk if Crew Forced to Leave

August 30, 2011 Updated Aug 30, 2011 at 12:58 PM EDT

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Space Station at Risk if Crew Forced to Leave

August 30, 2011 Updated Aug 30, 2011 at 12:58 PM EDT

If the crew of the International Space Station is forced to vacate in November, the chances of losing the facility will skyrocket, according to a story in Florida Today.

According to the Florida Today report, NASA risk assessments show a one in 10 chance of losing the station in six months if it is left unmanned. That rate soars to a one in two probability if the station is left unmanned for a year.

The issue of evacuation was broached by NASA earlier this week after the failure of a Russian rocket that was supposed to bring supplies to the station.

Read the Florida Today story HERE.