NASA Assesses the Threat from an Air Leak on the ISS
OREANDA-NEWS. The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA, USA) reported that the drop in pressure due to a minor air leak at the International Space Station (ISS) currently does not pose a threat to astronauts. “The leak is still within segment specifications and presents no immediate danger to the crew or the space station,” the message posted on its website reads.
At the time of work to determine the source of the leak and eliminate it, the astronauts will move to the Russian module Zvezda, NASA clarified. They will stay there from August 21 until Sunday morning.
Earlier, the isolation of the ISS crew in the Russian module due to a drop in pressure was reported by the Russian state corporation Roskosmos.According to a source of the information agency TASS, a slight air leak could have occurred due to the ingress of a micrometeorite or a micro-fragment of space debris.