A restore on a leak on the International Space Station (ISS) has failed to stop air pressure on board from dropping, astronauts mentioned Friday.
“The air pressure continues to drop, however not as shortly,” mentioned astronaut Anatoly Ivanishin, in accordance to the Russian TASS information company.
The report comes the day after astronauts situated the supply of the leak after weeks of looking, and reportedly sealed it with tape.
Astronauts, who discovered the leak by following a tea bag floating in zero gravity in the direction of it, now need to higher seal the outlet.
“Perhaps we should always use the simpler patches from our companions,” the Russian astronaut mentioned, referring to his U.S. colleagues.
On Wednesday, the oxygen provide within the Russian Zvezda module additionally failed, although it was maintained in different segments of the area station, which is greater than 20 years outdated.
In a separate incident, smoke rose from a tool throughout an experiment within the Russian part. The energy was then switched off.
There are presently six astronauts onboard the ISS. Three of them are anticipated again on Earth subsequent Thursday.