Recently, a video from cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev appeared in social networks, in which he showed a small sealed hole in the wall of the Soyuz space capsule, docking with the ISS. Recall that this hole led to a slight loss of oxygen. “As you can see, everything is calm on board,” says a 43-year-old cosmonaut in the video. “We all live in peace and friendship.”
The hole was discovered on August 30 after an air leak at the orbital station, where representatives of Russia, the USA and Germany now live. Last week, the head of the Russian Space Agency, Dmitry Rogozin, caused a real sensation when he suggested that he deliberately drilled a hole on Earth or in space. He even admitted the idea that it could be a mentally unstable crew member. In Roscosmos created a commission to investigate the incident, the findings of which should be published in September. The photos were not officially released, although NASA caught a glimpse of the pictures in the video before deleting. The hole is covered with a dark sealant and hidden under a soft patch.
Prokopiev told how they managed to find a 2-millimeter hole and shared the details of the “repair” procedure. He assures that everything is in order, and the module is now "completely sealed." Spacecraft Soyuz is used to transport astronauts to the ISS and back. The hole is located in a section that will not be used to return to Earth.