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Catalog – Technical Sciences – New cracks found on the International Space Station

Vladimir Solovyov, the atmospheric observer in charge of the Russian parts of the International Space Station, said that new cracks have been discovered in a module of the International Space Station (ISS). He added that cracks were found in the oldest unit of the International Space Station, Russia’s Zerga (Firat), during the investigation.

The official in charge of the Russian International Space Station missions confirmed that he did not like much what he saw. Vladimir Solovyov said that the cracks had not yet broken, so they could not cause air leakage, but over time this could happen.

According to the flight controller, the Russian parts of the International Space Station have already seen better days and there is no guarantee they will be safe after 2025. The ISS crew has been struggling for months to isolate cracks in the trunk of the ISS Zvezda module. The problem sometimes led to a drop in air pressure. Several vulnerabilities have already been isolated, however, research is underway for more leaks.

At the same time, the Russian space agency Roscosmos confirmed that the life of cosmonauts is not in imminent danger. The future of the International Space Station, which is operated by 14 countries, including the United States and Russia, is currently being discussed.

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