Friday August 31, 2018

Air Leak Found in International Space Station

On August 29th, astronauts on the International Space Station noticed a slight drop in air pressure, indicating a possible leak. The following morning, ISS crew members isolated the leak to the docked Soyuz spacecraft, where they found a 2mm hole in the space capsule's hull. Upon receiving advice from Moscow and Houston, the crew sealed the microfracture with a cloth, averting the crisis for the time being. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia's State Space Corporation, believes that the damage was caused by a micro-meteorite impact.

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During a live feed from the ISS, Nasa's ground control were heard to comment: "Right now Alex has got his finger on that hole and I don't think that's the best remedy for it."