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ISS crew to the outside to be mysterious hole to inspect
Science Two Russian cosmonauts today have their space, recruited for a six-hour spacewalk. The reason for their trip is a visit to a mysterious hole in the hull of a Soyuz capsule attached to the international space station (ISS).

The hole, that for a little pressure drop in the space provided at the end of August discovered and quickly sealed. According to the NASA experts was the ISS thereby saved, but whoever the leak has caused is still a mystery to the ruimtetechneuten. the

The Russian spacewalkers have today to 16.59 hours Belgian time, their space station is abandoned and are now trying to figure out how big the damage to the exterior of the Soyuz. Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopjev will the mantle of the capsule to inspect and, to this end, a part of the thermal insulation to remove from the place which from the inside is patched.

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According to the authoritative they will, with a specially modified surgical knife, also cut in the soft thermal cover and into the aluminum meteorietenschild. The second operation is a historical first for space history. Thereafter, the two spacewalkers new thermal protection.

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