Astronaut uses finger to shuffle hole on residence draw

Astronaut uses finger to shuffle hole on residence draw

The International Space Station's cabin pressure is holding steady after crews repaired a leak on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft attached to the orbital complex, Russia's space agency said Friday.

When the two-millimetre slash was detected, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst reportedly put his finger over the hole to try to plug the leak. Upon waking at their normal hour, the crew's first task was to work with flight controllers at Mission Control in Houston and at the Russian Mission Control Center outside Moscow to locate the source of the leak.

A small leak that was detected on the International Space Station has now been temporarily fixed.

This morning the crew gathered in the Russian segment of the Space Station before searching for the cause of the pressure change. Flight controllers will monitor the pressure trends overnight.

To slack the leak, the crew used Kapton, a roughly industrial strength "residence tape" that remains stable across outrageous temperatures.

The crew's makeshift repairs to the leak seemingly have stabilised the situation - for now at least - it's been reported by officials.

"As the teams were discussing options, flight controllers in Moscow performed a partial increase of the station's atmosphere using the ISS Progress 70 cargo ship's oxygen supply".

The astronauts were instructed to try to find the leak, eventually tracing it to the Russian Soyuz vehicle that was used to carry three crewmembers to the ISS on 8 June.

A NASA spokesperson stated that they could not speculate at the moment if the three astronauts must return earlier or not, in case the small leak cannot be stopped.

Three Americans, two Russians and a German are now on board the station.

Impacts from tiny meteoroids are a permanent threat to the orbiting platform and it was built to withstand the constant bombardment from the dusty fragments that whizz about above the Earth.

Related News:

  • As Tributes for McCain Pour in, Trump Reaction Criticized

    As Tributes for McCain Pour in, Trump Reaction Criticized

    Set up an independent commission to make recommendations going forward as to how we combat foreign election interference. John McCain celebrates in Miami after winning the Florida Republican presidential primary, on January 29, 2008.
    KSI vs Logan Paul Live Stream Time, Matches, Results

    KSI vs Logan Paul Live Stream Time, Matches, Results

    The fight will be broadcast online via YouTube live stream video feed, fans can also catch the event on ksivslogan.tv for order. The illegal streaming, along with the disappointing result, made those who paid to watch the fight even more furious.
    Broadway master of comedy Neil Simon dies aged 91

    Broadway master of comedy Neil Simon dies aged 91

    Neil Simon has sadly passed away at the age of 91. "She was the one that was left alone", he told the Paris Review . He is survived by three children, and a memorial service is already scheduled for this Thursday in New York City.
  • Trump cancels planned January pay increase for civilian federal workers

    Trump cancels planned January pay increase for civilian federal workers

    The president last year signed a package of tax cuts that is forecast to expand the deficit by about $1.5 trillion over 10 years. In a notice to Congress Thursday, Trump cited "serious economic conditions" in cutting pay to civilian workers.
    2017 set record for STD cases — CDC

    2017 set record for STD cases — CDC

    The most common condition reported to the CDC was chlamydia , with more than 1.7 cases diagnosed past year . Gonorrhea is of particular concern to health experts because it is on the verge of becoming untreatable.
    Man City held at Wolves, Arsenal off the mark under Emery

    Man City held at Wolves, Arsenal off the mark under Emery

    But against Everton during the Premier League's opening weekend, they showed incredible resilience to finish the game 2-2. Wolves have their own style and beliefs and this was a tough and competitive game.
  • Serena Williams returns in style at US Open

    Serena Williams returns in style at US Open

    Serena Williams' daughter, Alexis Olympia , is turning one on Saturday, but it will be free of fanfare, according to her mum. I couldn't play better, so that's it. "I think overall I had a little shaky start, but I got into it".
    Salah, Modric & Ronaldo nominated UEFA Men's Player of the Year

    Salah, Modric & Ronaldo nominated UEFA Men's Player of the Year

    Messi and Barca also won the Copa De Rey, so Messi would be well within his rights to be a bit miffed for his shortlist omission. The award, which rivals the Ballon d'Or is run by UEFA and perhaps there in lies the reason for Ronaldo's preference over Messi.
    EPL 2018 Sergio Aguero hat-trick steers Manchester City to thumping win

    EPL 2018 Sergio Aguero hat-trick steers Manchester City to thumping win

    Burnley equalized three minutes later when James Tarkowski headed in from close range. "We have neighbours who, for 15 or 20 years, have always won".
  • 11-year-old girl gets heart transplant after visit by Drake

    11-year-old girl gets heart transplant after visit by Drake

    She learned on Sunday she will be getting the heart transplant she needs to survive as well, Chicago ABC station WLS reported . Then Drake asks her what she's watching on her laptop, and the girl shyly reveals it's the popular CW drama Riverdale.
    Donald Trump Speechwriter Leaves White House After Attending Conference With White Nationalists

    Donald Trump Speechwriter Leaves White House After Attending Conference With White Nationalists

    McGahn cooperated in a way that could hurt Donald Trump in order to protect himself and because he doesn't trust the President. Mencken Club conference, where Beattie spoke on a panel alongside Peter Brimelow. "And probably a very important one".
    NY University offers free tuition for all medical students

    NY University offers free tuition for all medical students

    All students enrolled in the MD degree program are eligible, regardless of their financial need or academic performance. This historic initiative was made possible by more than 2,500 supporters, including trustees, alumni, and friends.


Most liked

Gov. Brown Signs Bail Reform Bill
The bill signed Tuesday will replace bail with a risk-assessment system, although it's still unclear how the system will work. Instead, counties will follow a pretrial risk assessment of a person before releasing them.

Leaked images of iPhone Xs and Apple Watch Series 4 surface online
While Apple was rumored to be working on a gold iPhone X, production delays snarled the release of that device a year ago . The Apple Watch Series 4 will come in a gold color option and use the same bands as the previous three versions.

Primary Elections Held in Arizona and Florida
Yet if Democrats lose Nelson's seat in Florida , their already narrow path to the Senate majority becomes virtually nonexistent. Ms McSally beat Ms Kelli Ward , a former senator, and Mr Joe Arpaio , a former county sheriff .

Trump Accuses Google of Suppressing Positive News About His Presidency
This isn't the first time in the past several weeks the president has blasted tech firms for a bias against conservative voices. That 96 percent figure came directly from PJ Media's supervising editor, Paula Bolyard.

Iran fights United States sanctions at UN court
However, diplomatic relations were severed following the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran and takeover of the U.S. Iran has called on the other parties to the nuclear deal to resist USA pressure to isolate Iran.

Myanmar generals had 'genocidal intent' against Rohingya, must face justice
In response, Facebook removed six pages and six accounts associated with him and other military commanders. The company said after the court announcement that it was disappointed.

New Australia Prime Minister Rewards Allies, Keeps Rebels In Cabinet
Marise Payne, the former defence minister, was given the foreign affairs portfolio after incumbent Julie Bishop resigned Sunday. Former premier Richard Court said she had been an extraordinary foreign minister and an exemplary local member of Parliament.

Teen Admits She Was Also Pursued by Mollie Tibbetts's Killer
So far, authorities said they have not found anything indicating that Tibbetts and Rivera knew each other before the attack. The footage showed a Chevy Malibu connected to Rivera that was driving back and forth as Tibbetts was running in the area.

Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor
At this portion, any benefits could easily be negated by the adverse effects of ingesting so much saturated fat. The title of the video, which has over 400,000 views, is " Coconut Oil and other Nutritional Errors ".

Hurricane hunters offer incredible view of ferocious Hurricane Lane
Hawaii-based Navy aircraft will be secured in hangars or flown to other airfields to avoid the effects of the hurricane. A hurricane warning is in effect for Hawaii and Maui counties - meaning hurricane conditions are expected there.

State investigators subpoena Cohen in Trump Foundation probe
Trump was aware of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting before it took place, although he has shown no evidence to support this claim. And as CBS News has previously reported, Cohen has indicated he is willing to tell special counsel Robert Mueller that Mr.

Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms over the Atlantic
With the Wednesday mid-morning update from the National Hurricane Center , Ernesto was named with sustained winds of 40mph. As it's still very far away, it's too early to tell how the storm could affect the Hawaiian Islands.

Trump claims tariffs on foreign nations will rescue U.S. steel industry
He told the Journal the 25 percent tariffs on steel will rescue an industry important to US national security. With these new duties, tens of thousands of jobs could be lost, not created.

Trump Pats Himself On The Back For Yanking Brennan's Security Clearance
Richard Burr said Thursday that Brennan is purporting to know - as fact - that the Trump campaign colluded with a foreign power. The signers - who served in Democratic and Republican administrations - called Trump's action "ill-considered".

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dead at 76
In February of 2017, Franklin announced that she would stop touring, but she continued to book concerts. A 28-year-old woman who gave her name only as Bianca was taking photographs with her family nearby.