Between Aug. 29-30 , a mysterious hole in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft left the astronauts and cosmonauts clueless. The crew of three Americans, two Russians and a German sealed the tiny hole immediately as it was causing rapid pressure loss in the spacebound vessel.
Roscosmos General Director Dmitry Rogozin deemed it a manufacturing fault. The excuse was insufficient to cover up this mystery story. His take over this mysterious tiny hole led to gave rise to several conspiracy theories and speculations.
Roscosmos General Director in a Facebook post said, “spreading rumours and speculations about what happened on the International Space Station doesn’t help the Roscosmos experts’ work and undermines the friendly atmosphere in the crew.”
Following that, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Roscosmos General Director Dmitry Rogozin got onto meet one another for the very first time via teleconference to discuss the mysterious leak in the space station.
Both parties issued a joint statement over the incident stating that investigation is underway and it would be untimely to conclude what caused the hole. Moreover, both parties in the issued statement also asserted that all stake holders need to interact closely over the matter in order to identify the issue behind the mysterious leak and should also work on the continuation of normal ISS operations.
NASA and Roscosmos Complete Statement over the Space Station Leak
“NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Roscosmos General Director Dmitry Rogozin met for the first time yesterday via teleconference to discuss the status of International Space Station (ISS) operations in response to a request from Roscosmos.
“As part of their discussion, Dmitry Rogozin informed his American counterpart about Roscosmos’ decision to establish a Roscosmos-led Commission to investigate the cause of the leak in the Soyuz (MS-09/55S) spacecraft currently docked to the station.
“The Administrator and the General Director noted speculations circulating in the media regarding the possible cause of the incident and agreed on deferring any preliminary conclusions and providing any explanations until the final investigation has been completed.
“They affirmed the necessity of further close interaction between NASA and Roscosmos technical teams in identifying and eliminating the cause of the leak, as well as the continuation of normal ISS operations and NASA’s ongoing support of the Roscosmos-led Soyuz investigation. They acknowledged the entire crew is dedicated to the safe operation of the station and all docked spacecraft to ensure mission success.
“The Administrator and the Roscosmos General Director agreed to conduct their first face-to-face meeting at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on or about Oct. 10 when the NASA Administrator will visit Russia and Kazakhstan in conjunction with the upcoming Soyuz crew spacecraft launch of American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexy Ovchinin.”