Space station air pressure restored after leak

Space station air pressure restored after leak

ISS captured by a crew member of STS-132 aboard the Atlantis spacecraft after the station and the space shuttle began to disconnect from docking

The Russian Space Agency reported that after the repair, the pressure on the ISS was restored to the required level. Safety and health of the crew does not threaten.

The leak was discovered on August 30, the cause of which was a small crack in one of the Russian Union capsules that docked with the station. All crew members are delivered by these capsules to the orbital station. A sealant was used to repair the crack.

It is also reported that a rift could have formed due to defects in materials or the impact of a micrometeorite. On board the station now live three Americans, two Russians and one German.

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