Skip to comments.Russia Says It Will Keep Source of Hole (and Air Leak) on Soyuz Secret— But NASA Wants to Know...
Posted on 09/22/2019 8:29:40 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Amid reports that the Russians will keep the cause of an air leak discovered at the International Space Station in 2018 secret, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has promised to speak personally with the head of the Russian space agency.
"They have not told me anything," Bridenstine said during a Houston energy conference question session Thursday (Sept. 19), according to the Houston Chronicle. But he emphasized that he wants to keep good relations with the Russians, one of the two chief partners on the orbiting complex.
"I don't want to let one item set [the relationship] back, but it is clearly not acceptable that there are holes in the International Space Station," he said, referring to the 2-millimeter (0.08 inches) hole that the Expedition 56 crew found in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, a crew vehicle that was docked to the station.
Bridenstine's comments came in the wake of a report by Russia's state-run international news agency RIA Novosti, in which Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos (the Russian space agency), suggested his agency found what created the hole last year, but would not disclose the results outside of Roscosmos.
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What is the cost of lies?
“it is clearly not acceptable that there are holes in the International Space Station”
Except that for more than a year its been acceptable.
Id care most to confirm they fixed the problem and taken measures to insure similar future leaks dont occur.
NASA: You better tell us about that hole in your spacecraft ... otherwise, we will stop using the Soyuz to transport our crews to the ISS even though we dont have any spacecraft to do the job ourselves!
Not “source, actually they hide the cause. Arrest him as soon as they land
Where is the “it was aliens” picture when we need it?
“I’m a Russian cosmonaut. I’m in charge here. This is not a gas station”. Armageddon movie.
A top secret meteorite?
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