The cooling system of the International Space System has suffered from a debilitating malfunction, leading to an emergency situation for the six-person crew which NASA has described as "urgent."

One of the main cooling coils of the International Space System (ISS), a habitable, low orbit satellite which is the product of collaboration between the US and Russian space agencies, has suffered from a failure which has compelled the station’s six-person crew to shut down inessential systems in order to…