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Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:57 AM

Pressure leak detected aboard the International Space Station

Source: CBS News

A "minute pressure leak" was detected aboard the International Space Station Wednesday evening. NASA said in a status update that the lab's six-member crew is in no danger as troubleshooting continues.

The agency's post indicates the leak is located in the Russian segment of the station, and social media posts based on monitored air-to-ground transmissions indicate it may be in the Soyuz MS-09 ferry ship docked at the Rassvet module.

The Soyuz MS-09 carried Sergey Prokopyev, German astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA astronaut Serena Aun-Chancellor into orbit June 6.

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has not released an update.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/international-space-station-leak-detected-2018-08-30/

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Calista241 Aug 2018 OP
flying_wahini Aug 2018 #1
Calista241 Aug 2018 #2
Dave Starsky Aug 2018 #5
NRaleighLiberal Aug 2018 #3
dchill Aug 2018 #13
jcgoldie Aug 2018 #16
caraher Aug 2018 #4
ProudLib72 Aug 2018 #6
djacq Aug 2018 #9
ProudLib72 Aug 2018 #15
djacq Aug 2018 #17
ProudLib72 Aug 2018 #18
Calista241 Aug 2018 #19
ProudLib72 Aug 2018 #21
FreepFryer Aug 2018 #7
maxrandb Aug 2018 #8
Major Nikon Aug 2018 #10
watoos Aug 2018 #11
Brother Buzz Aug 2018 #12
Bayard Aug 2018 #14
Calista241 Aug 2018 #20
Bayard Aug 2018 #22

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:59 AM

1. You know that black Gorilla glue tape is fantastic! Hope they have a roll.

Just joking, of course.

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:00 AM

2. I immediately thought of that Flex Tape guy infomercials.

Where the dude cuts out the bottom of his boat, and then floats around talking about his awesome flex tape solution.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:12 AM

5. Ha ha! So did I!

I'm a Svengoolie fan, and they play that ad about a half a dozen times every week.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:02 AM

3. Russia? Leak? This stuff writes itself!

This is the DU member formerly known as NRaleighLiberal.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 01:05 PM

13. Hope it can seal itself, too.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 04:39 PM

16. Word is emails from Hillary Clinton are seeping out through the hole...

If only we had a branch of the military dedicated to policing space to catch them...

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:07 AM

4. Surely they have a can of Apiezon Q onboard

Temporary fix that sometimes never gets removed... the duct tape of vacuum systems


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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:34 AM

6. One minor issue can cause a chain reaction

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:52 AM

9. This is not an issue of Kessler Syndrome

The ISS infrastructure is modular. Pressure leaks can be isolated and troubleshot.

This instance, the problem is with the Soyuz Spacecraft.

Easy fix with Epoxy Sealant.

B.S. Space Studies, AMU

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Response to djacq (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 03:37 PM

15. Arrrggghhh! You realize I just wanted to post a clip from Gravity?

Why does her discharging the fire extinguisher make a sound?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 08:11 PM

17. No sound travels in space

Sound requires a medium to travel. No atmosphere, no pressure, a vacuum .... No sound.

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Response to djacq (Reply #17)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:53 PM

18. I know, but evidently the director didn't know that space is a vacuum

I hadn't noticed that when I watched the movie. That wasn't the only mistake they made, though.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:58 PM

19. Neil deGrasse Tyson went off on Gravity's science, or lack thereof.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 10:07 PM

21. I almost stopped watching when George Clooney was somehow still being pulled

by a mysterious force and let go of the tether. It still bothers the hell out of me just thinking about it. So much about the movie was good, but the mistakes were major.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:43 AM

7. Stay away from the open windows, Russia has a real problem lately with defenestration.

End space-based defenestration!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 11:45 AM

8. Who is Putin having thrown out of a window this time? n/t

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:11 PM

10. Translation: they don't yet know who farted, but the Russians are under strong suspicion

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:29 PM

11. I hear only Trump can fix it

 

Send him up with a roll of duct tape.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 12:57 PM

12. Hey, Ridley, ya got any Beeman's?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 02:22 PM

14. This is how we fix things in Russia.....

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Response to Bayard (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 30, 2018, 09:59 PM

20. I can't tell you how many times i've seen that movie, or at least parts of it.

It's not even that good, but it is entertaining.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 12:00 AM

22. Same here

My favorite line-----You know, like Evil Knievel? No, I never saw Star Wars. (the Russian is best part of movie!)

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