Published: Fri, October 05, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Russian Federation may take Indian astronaut to International Space Station in 2022

Russian Federation may take Indian astronaut to International Space Station in 2022

Station crew members traced the hole to the Soyuz, and quickly patched it inside with gauze and epoxy, after ground teams detected a slight loss of station pressure on August 29.

That suggests the hole was "an isolated issue", NASA said, not one expected to reappear on the next Soyuz, which is scheduled to launch October 11 from Kazakhstan with NASA's Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin. "Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos, said following the findings of an investigation: 'It concluded that a manufacturing defect had been ruled out which is important to establish the truth'".

Rogozin previously raised the possibility of a deliberate act in comments reported by the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, which quoted him earlier this month as saying it appeared that a drill had been used by an "unsteady hand", leaving metal around the hole scraped.

Home fly the Americans Richard Arnold and Andrew Feustel and Russians Oleg Artemyev.

A Purdue University graduate is closing out his stint aboard the International Space Station in unique fashion.

"Special thanks to the crew of the 55th and 56th expeditions for their support and participation in our mission to explore outer space".

Both Feustel and Arnold participated in dozens of educational downlink events while in space, as part of NASA's Year of Education on Station, reaching more than 2 lakh students in 29 states, the statement said.

NASA expressed confidence in the Soyuz manufacturing process.

NASA and the Russian space agency are continuing to investigate the incident, and NASA said there are tentative plans to conduct a spacewalk next month to gather more information.

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