International Space Station Air Leak Sealed – At Least Temporarily

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The sun’s very first rays rupture over the Earth’s horizon throughout an orbital daybreak as the International Space Station orbited above the Indian Ocean southwest of Australia. Credit: NASA Johnson

Two veteran International Space Station citizens will have a Change of Command event on Tuesday prior to the Expedition 63 team go back to Earth the following day. Meanwhile, the Russian part of the team has actually briefly sealed a leakage on the orbiting laboratory.

Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA will turn over control of the spaceport station to cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov on Tuesday. The duo will be signed up with by the rest of their crewmates for the standard occasion reside on NASA TELEVISION beginning at 4: 15 p.m. EDT.

Cassidy will invest another night in area with Flight Engineers Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner prior to leaving the station on Wednesday inside the Soyuz MS-16 team ship. They will undock from the Poisk module at 7: 32 p.m., return to the Earth’s environment simply over 3 hours later on and parachute to a landing in Kazakhstan at 10: 55 p.m. (Oct. 22, 7: 55 a.m. Baikonur time). All the activities will be transmitted live on NASA TELEVISION.

Expedition 64 formally starts when Cassidy undocks with his 2 Russian crewmates. New station Commander Ryzhikov will remain in area up until April with Flight Engineers Kate Rubins of NASA and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Roscosmos.

Russian team members had the ability to temporarily seal the air leak groups have actually been examining aboard the station. The leakage, which has actually been examined for a number of months, continues to position no instant risk to the team at the present leakage rate. Roscosmos engineers are dealing with the station team to establish a forward strategy to completely seal the believed leakage place.

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