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Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

 

August 31, 2018



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole in a Russian capsule that was allowing air to leak from the International Space Station.

NASA and Russian space officials stressed the six astronauts were in no danger.

The leak was detected Wednesday night — possibly from a micrometeorite strike — when it caused a small drop in cabin pressure. It was traced to a hole about 2 millimeters (less than one-tenth of an inch) across in a Soyuz capsule docked at the space station.

Thursday morning, the crew taped over the hole, slowing the leak. Later, the two Rus...



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