In this video from NASA's video, the Russian legacy of Oleg Kononenko plays a place outside the International Spey Station on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev a & # 39; Investigate a section where a confidentiality decrease was displayed on August 30.
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.
Although he quickly opened, he placed space relations between the United States and Russia as the Russian media. think NASA spokesman had fought the station.
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.
The space space, 213rd at the station, started at 10:59 a.m. The East and lasted 7 hours, 45 minutes.
Prokopyev and Kononenko had to use a pair of telescoping effects to reach Soyuz. It took about four hours to cross around 30 meters to get there. Then it was harder to take away the insulation than expected, once with two hours of time; effort.
To show the boat outside, they cut off a 25-centimeter of thermal insulation rod 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.
This is the 21st space space in the space station's 20 years.
With files from the New York Times