Russia: We Know Cause of Space Station Leak but Haven’t Told NASA – Futurism

Posted: September 26, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Not Telling

In August 2018, flight controllers detected a tiny, easily-plugged hole in the International Space Station. Now, the head of Russias space agency is claiming it has finally figured out the cause of the mysterious puncture but its keeping the information under wraps.

We know exactly what happened, but we wont tell you anything, Roscosmos Director Dmitry Rogozin told attendees at a youth science conference, according to Russian state news agency RIA Novosti.

Young space enthusiasts arent the only people Roscosmos isnt sharing the info with, either. It seems NASA Russias primary partner in the ISS is still in the dark, too.

They have not told me anything, NASA head Jim Bridenstine told the Houston Chroniclein reference to Roscosmos claim. I dont want to let one item set (the relationship) back, but it is clearly not acceptable that there are holes in the International Space Station.

Initially, officials assumed the hole was caused by a micrometeorite that punctured a compartment. But further investigation revealed that the hole appeared to have been caused by drilling from inside the capsule, prompting Rogozin to suggest it could have been an act of deliberate sabotage.

Whether thats the conclusion Russia ultimately reached or not, everyone involved in the ISS deserves to know what caused the hole especially if it involved foul play.

READ MORE: Roscosmos Knows What Caused The Hole in The ISS, and NASA Wants Answers [ScienceAlert]

More on the ISS hole: Cosmonaut: Hole Was Drilled From Inside Space Station

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