December 12, 2018
by Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Spaniard split spots through a thick capsule attached to the International Speech Station on Tuesday, which sought ideas to a secretly shaken doll that removed the precious cabin air four months ago.
Russians Sergei Prokopyev and Oleg Kononenko saw the small toll in the outer shell of Soyuz's capsule, more than five hours to the surrounding area.
"That's just the hole we were asking, guys," Russian Mission Administration outside Moscow.
The waiters said they saw drill marks around the dot dot, like the inside.
Back in August, the station team put the hole in the Soyuz chapels, pushed with epoxy and blue. Russian space officials wanted the site inspected from outside, before the capsule returned to Earth next week with Prokopyev and two others. This part of the horse will be removed as usual before re-entry at the time, so there is no danger to come out.
Prokopyev and Kononenko had to use a pair of telescoping effects to reach Soyuz. It took about four hours to cross the centimeters (30 meters). went there. Then it was harder to take away the insulation than expected, once with two hours of time; effort.
To show the outbound, they cut a 10-inch (25-centimeter) reduction of thermal insulation and a rubble shield. Parts of dragging were swept away as a confetti, as the two were covered with a knife and long cuts. The warriors also collected examples of the black epoxy relay and; from the hole, just one tenth inches (2 millimeters) throughout.
The residency lasted almost eight hours. "It's a good time you went home," Control Mission was overseen.
"It was very difficult … but we can do it," one of the waiters said.
NASA said that the pieces of the salvage cover did not threaten the space station and that they would burn up in the atmosphere in a day or so.
The reduction of the arrest between the Spaniards and Russian Spaniards, after being discovered at the end of August. Russia's leader, Dmitry Rogozin, said the hole could be drilled while working – or in an orbit. The head of the space station at the time refused to damage any damage by himself or with his crew.
More recently Rogozin has said, The news media was blamed to move his words.
Russian research is ongoing, according to Rogozin, and samples collected through the field will be returned to the Soyuz Earth. The space results could lead to better future maintenance mechanisms, officials said.
It is anticipated that Soyuz will leave the executioner on December 19, US, by Prokopyev, American-American Serena Aunon-Chancellor and German Gerst German, current engineer of the station. He was taking them up in June.
Having to go to & # 39; A 250-mile high (400km) trip for the following six months as America, Russian and Canada last week.
This is the 21st space space in the space station's 20 years.
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