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Sabotage aboard the International Space Station? MORE evidence of 'drilling' ...
Daily Mail ^ | 9/14/18 | Will Stewart

Posted on 09/14/2018 5:31:16 PM PDT by LibWhacker

Sabotage aboard the International Space Station? MORE evidence of 'drilling' has been found in the docked Soyuz spacecraft, Russia claims

The ISS experienced a drop in pressure due to an air leak overnight to August 30 A top official in Moscow claimed last week the damage was caused by a drill Now Russian sources say more extensive evidence of 'drilling' has been found

Alarming new traces of 'drilling' have been found on a Soyuz spacecraft docked with the International Space Station, Russian sources revealed today.

Moscow had already hinted at possible sabotage over damage found to the Soyuz MS-09 and a major whodunnit investigation is underway.

Officials have claimed the damage to the spacecraft appears to have been caused by a drill, and could have occurred on the ground pre-launch - or while in orbit.

Now a source close to the Russian space agency Roscosmos has admitted the damage was more extensive than previously thought.

'Traces of drilling have been found not only inside the spacecraft's living compartment,' said the source.

The damage was also 'on the screen of the anti-meteorite shield that covers the spacecraft from the outside and is installed 15 millimetres from the pressurised hull'.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drilling; evidence; iss; leak; spacestation
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1 posted on 09/14/2018 5:31:16 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Cabin fever?

How long have the astronauts been up there?


2 posted on 09/14/2018 5:32:22 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: LibWhacker

Mice.


3 posted on 09/14/2018 5:33:16 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: LibWhacker

Was the drilling from the inside or the outside?

I’m not saying it’s Aliens, but it’s Aliens


4 posted on 09/14/2018 5:35:37 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Hate is the new Love... ~ hug a snowflake)
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To: LibWhacker

Sometimes you get a million dollars in to a part and you make a mistake.

If it is not critical you repair it rather than scrap the whole thing and start over.

You would never achieve anything if you only have perfection.


5 posted on 09/14/2018 5:37:36 PM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: DanielRedfoot
'Traces of drilling have been found not only inside the spacecraft's living compartment,' said the source.

The damage was also 'on the screen of the anti-meteorite shield that covers the spacecraft from the outside and is installed 15 millimetres from the pressurised hull'.

Looks like BOTH inside and out...

6 posted on 09/14/2018 5:39:14 PM PDT by Don W (When blacks riot, neighbourhoods and cities burn. When whites riot, nations and continents burn.)
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To: DanielRedfoot

The Russians are saying it was made from the inside, possibly by someone on the ground before launch.


7 posted on 09/14/2018 5:40:57 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Ice Station Zebra


8 posted on 09/14/2018 5:42:55 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: LibWhacker

2 millimeters is quite small and gives (gave) the crew lots of time to isolate and fix the problem. If it were real sabotage, they would have drilled something quite a bit bigger.


9 posted on 09/14/2018 5:43:39 PM PDT by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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"Another anonymous source said the whole was drilled by a worker who hid their mistake with a seal instead of reporting it. "

So it may have been accidental?

10 posted on 09/14/2018 5:43:46 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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p49

SpaceX Dragon 2 has no holes and plenty of space for your stash.

11 posted on 09/14/2018 5:44:00 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: LibWhacker

I see no reason to hide the mistake when the Russian space agency can just replace the part for about 5 times what the worker makes annually.


12 posted on 09/14/2018 6:01:27 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: LibWhacker
How many astronauts are up there, three? And a computer... at least one of them is crazy. And it is a long way home.
13 posted on 09/14/2018 6:25:27 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: LibWhacker

Got Flex Tape.


14 posted on 09/14/2018 6:29:31 PM PDT by Captain7seas (UNexit. Make America Great Again!)
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To: LibWhacker

Any Indians aboard the space station, or at the factory making parts? I heard that when they make rugs, they intentionally put a flaw in the pattern because only the almighty can make perfection.


15 posted on 09/14/2018 6:32:31 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: LibWhacker
probably one of these is the problem:


16 posted on 09/14/2018 6:36:51 PM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: LibWhacker; Chode; Squantos

Here we go again PING...


17 posted on 09/14/2018 6:37:04 PM PDT by mabarker1 (congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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Sabotage aboard the International Space Station? MORE evidence of 'drilling' has been found in the docked Soyuz spacecraft, Russia claims

Mueller has mobilized his team to investigate this clear case of efforts to effect an election.

18 posted on 09/14/2018 6:43:36 PM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: LibWhacker

All Right. Who smuggled the woodpecker aboard?


19 posted on 09/14/2018 6:44:10 PM PDT by blueplum ( "...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017)
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To: catnipman

Great episode. WIlliam Shatner, right?


20 posted on 09/14/2018 6:49:17 PM PDT by TStro (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6)
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