Tuesday, 22 January, 2019

The space station hole is still a mystery

The drill hole in the Russian Soyuz MS-09 crew craft Modal Trigger The drill hole in the Russian Soyuz MS-09 crew craft. NASA
Theresa Hayes | 05 October, 2018, 17:00

The Russian daily Kommersant reported that an investigation at home was probing the possibility that USA astronauts deliberately drilled the hole in order to get a sick colleague sent back home-something Russian officials later denied. NASA astronauts Drew Füstel and Ricky Arnold and Oleg Artimyev of Roskosmos landed in the southeast of Kazak town of Kazakhstan at 11.45 pm on worldwide time. "This conclusion does not necessarily mean the hole was created intentionally or with mal-intent".

The Indian manned mission will likely have a three-person crew entering the low Earth Orbit and will be carried out on board the indigenous Mark GSLV III launch vehicle.

The latest development in the story comes from NASA, which issued on Wednesday a statement about the leak investigation and expressed confidence in Russia's Soyuz spacecraft.

Rogozin, according to news reports last month, initially refused to rule out the possibility that an astronaut, not a worker on the ground, might have drilled the hole.

Home fly the Americans Richard Arnold and Andrew Feustel and Russians Oleg Artemyev.

Administrator Bridenstine is scheduled to attend the launch and plans to meet with Mr. Rogozin.

Another cosmonaut and astronaut are because of join the space station group this month. The hole has been identified and fixed by space station crew. Chawla was one of the seven crew members who perished in the space shuttle Columbia disaster during re-entry into the earth's atmosphere in 2003.

According to the report, Russian Federation has offered the Indian side a chance to send an astronaut on a training mission to the ISS in 2022 and the mission will happen before or after India's own mission to send a man into space for the first time.

NASA's Nick Hague and Russia's Alexey Ovchinin are due to ride another Soyuz to the station on October 11 - an arrival that will boost the crew back to five.