On August 12, 2014, a NASA image from a video tested by the High Definition Earth View (HDEV) experiment on the ISS attached to the Columbus module's external launch facility at the European Space Agency shows the International Space Station (R) above the East Coast of South America because it orbits Earth. Europe's final robot cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS) has been harnessed for its purpose, scheduled for Tuesday, with the exact maneuver live. "Georges Lemaitre has completed the final boarding of an automatic transmission (ATV) to the ISS," team commentator Rob Navias announced on the vessel calling at. 1330 GMT.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Spacewalking astronauts traversed by a thick capsule on Tuesday, arranged for the International Space Station, was looking for a mysterious drilled borehole that leaked precious cabin air four months ago.
Russians Sergei Prokopiev and Oleg Kononenko sped out a small hole in the outer shell of the Soyuz capsule, flooding them for more than five hours on their ruby holidays.
"This is exactly the hole we've been looking for, guys," Radioed Russia's mission command outside Moscow.
Broadcasters said that, not to mention the black dot, just like inside.
Back in August, the station's crew plane hole in the Soyuz capsule, adding it with epoxides and gauze. Russian space officials wanted the outside space to be surveyed before the capsule returned to Earth next week with Prokopiev and two others. This part of the capsule will be eliminated as usual before re-entry into the atmosphere, thus creating no risk of landing.
Although quickly sealed, it triggered a space-based relationship between the United States and Russia, as the Russian media thought that the NASA astronaut deliberately damaged the station.
The leak of capsules caused a gap between the US and Russian space agencies, after its discovery in late August. Russian space director Dmitry Rogozin said that the hole could be drilled during production – or in the orbit. At that time, the space station commander wholly or partly denied any offense on his or her crew.
Since then, Rogozin has released his statement, accusing the news media of his words.
According to Rogozinsk, a Russian investigation is being carried out, and samples collected at the discovery of space will be returned to Earth on Soyuz. The results of the discovery of freedom in the future could improve the repair technique, officials said.
Station spacecraft, 213rd, began at 10:59 am Eastern time and lasted 7 hours 45 minutes.
To reach Soyuz, Prokopyev and Kononenko had to use telescopic bombs. They needed about four hours to cross about 30 meters to get there. Then the insulation turned out to be more difficult to remove than expected by taking another one or two hours of effort.
To expose the outer casing, they cut 25 centimeters of thermal insulation and debris shield. Shredded silver plating pieces floated off, for example, confetti, as both were laid with knives and long cutters. The astronauts collected black specimens of the epoxy seal, which were raised from the hole, only one tenth of an inch (2 millimeters) across.
Their release from space lasts almost eight hours. "It's time to go home," the mission's leadership urged.
"It was very complicated … but we could do it," said one of the free-time people.
NASA said that the released pieces of the insulation would not endanger the space station, and this would probably burn into the atmosphere in the day.
It was the 213rd spacecraft over a period of 20 years at a space station.
With files from The New York Times