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NASA tries to flatten conspiracy theories about the leakage of the space station

NASA tries to flatten conspiracy theories about the leakage of the space station

Wild theories about sabotage continue to exist two weeks after a mysterious pressure on the International Space Station has occurred, and the gossip has become so absurd that both NASA and Russia's state space company Roscosmos are now trying to suppress the rumors.

In a joint statement released today, NASA and Roscosmos claim that the US space agency is working closely with Russia to identify the cause of the leak. The statement also notes that no information will be released until the Russian-led investigation is over, despite the unrestrained speculation in the Russian press that the leak is possibly caused by an astronaut from NASA in space.

During a teleconference yesterday, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and general director Dmitry Rogozin of Roscosmos confirmed the need for further close interaction between NASA and Roscosmos technical teams in identifying and eliminating the cause of the leak, as well as the continuation of normal ISS operations and the continued support from NASA of the Soyuz study conducted by Roscosmos, "the statement said." They recognized that the entire crew is dedicated to the safe operation of the station and all coupled spacecraft to ensure the success of the mission. . "

NASA and Roscosmos discovered for the first time on Wednesday, August 29, a drop in the pressure of the space station around 7 pm ET, assuming there was a kind of leak on the ISS. However, the air escaped so slowly that flight controllers chose not to wake the crew. The next day, the six astronauts on board the ISS traced the leak to a small hole in one of the two Russian Soyuz capsules that were attached to the space station – the vehicles that brought crews to and from Earth. This specific Soyuz has been with the ISS since 8 June and the gap was found in one of the modules that was thrown overboard before the Soyuz entered the Earth's atmosphere during its descent. So the piece is not necessary for the whole trip back to the ground.

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