Small air leak detected aboard International Space Station

Small air leak detected aboard International Space Station

NASA said in a status update that the lab's six-member crew is in no danger as troubleshooting continues. "When the crew was awakened at its normal hour Thursday morning, flight controllers at Mission Control in Houston and at the Russian Mission Control Center outside Moscow began working procedures to try to determine the location of the leak".

The leak was detected on Wednesday night - possibly from a micrometeorite strike - when it caused a small drop in cabin pressure. They determined that the leak is in the Russian segment of the space station, but the exact module and cause have not been identified, NASA officials said. It's one of two spacecraft docked at the ISS. "This is a section of the Soyuz that does not return to Earth". Feustel said the crew was testing a plug that was held in place with tape, and a Russian crewmate reported that the results looked promising. After monitoring the situation for the better part of an hour, the space station crew pressed a sealant-laden wipe into the leak site to firm up the temporary patch.

Sergey Prokopyev and Oleg Artemyevof Roscosmos, both from Russian Federation, complete the team of six. "The spaceship will be kept, a fix kit will be used".

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NASA is not now willing to comment on what caused the leak.

The meteorite obviously wasn't large, and the crew was never in any real danger - unless you consider the fact that they'r orbiting Earth in a flimsy laboratory and being pelted by space rocks "dangerous" - but it's obviously a problem that requires immediate attention. News 6 digital journalist Emilee Speck spoke to Harwood about the leak on the ISS and other recent space news.

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