NASA and Roscosmos investigating the incident and looking for the cause of a small hole on the Russian spacecraft docked with the International Space Station
On October 3, NASA representatives expressed doubt about the theory put forward by Russia as if a tiny hole that caused an air leak on the ISS was the result of sabotage. According to the Russian Space Agency, the hole found on August 29-30 in the Russian spacecraft docked to the orbital station did not arise as a result of a manufacturing defect. Russia believes that intentional actions were the cause.
The representative of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that a hole had been made on Earth or by crew members in space. Now the second commission deals with this issue. Recall that Rogozin came under US sanctions in connection with the situation in Ukraine in 2014. The newspaper "Kommersant" also described the possibility of American intervention, allegedly astronauts drilled a hole to harm Russian cosmonauts. Officials officially rejected this assumption. In November, the crews of the ISS plan to go into outer space to gather more information about the hole, which had to be quickly sealed. An astronaut and an astronaut will travel together to the ISS on October 11 on a Soyuz capsule from the Baikonur cosmodrome (Kazakhstan). NASA administrator Jim Brydenstein plans to meet with Rogozin at the time of launch.