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Report: Hole drilled from the inside in the International Space Station Capsule





A Russian cosmonaut said a hole in a capsule docked at the International Space Station had been drilled from the inside, and Russian law enforcement agencies were investigating

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Air traffic controllers in Houston and Moscow noticed an air pressure drop in the Soyuz capsule for the first time on August 30, the Associated Press reported. The crew found the hole and clogged it with epoxy and gauze.

The cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, NASA medical astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, and German astronaut Alexander Gerst returned to Earth last week after a 1

97-day space station mission back to the snow-covered steppe in Kazakhstan.

On December 11, Prokopyev and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko inspected the 2-millimeter hole in a spacewalk.

The hole was not dangerous to the crew as the section of the capsule reentered. It appeared as if it had been dropped before reentering the Earth's atmosphere.

Prokopyev said in a press conference that the hole had been made inside the docks and that "it was up to the investigators when this hole was made". 19659007] Russian boss Roscosmos, head of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Rogozin, said in September that the hole could have been drilled when the capsule was made or in orbit. He was on the verge of accusing the crew members, but the statement has led to tensions between Roscosmos and NASA.

Ever since Rogozin said the media has twisted his words.

Asked if the hole could have been drilled by an astronaut, Prokopyev replied, "You should not think so bad about our crew."


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