Space Station air leak temporarily patched

Space Station air leak temporarily patched

The latest report from NASA describes the space station's cabin pressure as "holding steady" after the Expedition 56 crew carried out fix work on the hole, which was found on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft that docked with the ISS a couple of months ago.

The International Space Station, centre, passes in front of the Moon in its Earth orbit as photographed from Salgotarjan, Hungary.

Officials and flight controllers were continuing to monitor the situation, and the crew and the flight controllers will search for any more possible leaks.

The hole was found in the Russian-made Soyuz capsule which is one of two now docked to the space station. "We could locate and stop a small leak in our Soyuz, thanks to great cooperation between the crew and control centres on several continents", ISS crewmember Alexander Gerst, a European Space Agency astronaut, said via Twitter today.

NASA stressed none of the six astronauts were in any real danger fro the leak. The leak, which is thought to be the result of a micrometeoroid, is described as not being life threatening.

The small hole in a capsule is now being covered with a special type of tape that can deal with extreme temperatures.

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The International Space Station (ISS) is seen from NASA space shuttle Endeavour on May 29, 2011.

NASA officials have declined to say whether the agency has discussed procuring additional Soyuz spots with Russian officials.

The Soyuz docked at the ISS in June bringing three astronauts to the orbiting laboratory 250 miles above the planet.

"The crew plans a quiet weekend before embarking on a busy schedule of research and routine maintenance work next week", NASA said.

A minute breach about 2mm in size, smaller than the fingernail on a little finger, was detected in in the upper section of a Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft. Other details about the leak were not immediately known.

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