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ISS springs a leak

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The International Space Station is leaking air. The problem isn't critical, although one day a leak might be if the Station is struck by a sizeable meteor or man-made space debris.
The leak has been identified to part of a service module, but Russia's space agency Roscosmos has said there's no danger to the three astronauts onboard, Russians Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner and American Chris Cassidy, who will fix the leak soon.
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I read that they tracked down the leak using a teabag, which in zero gravity migrated towards the leak's position in a russian module. Also it was quoted that (in paraphrase) "the russian modules on the ISS are clapped out". :(
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The trio in their Soyuz-M16 capsule landed on the steppe in Kazakhstan yesterday. A couple of years ago, Tim Peake's Soyuz capsule was on display at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry.
The capsule was badly displayed. It stood vertically, so the public could only seen a little of the inner uppermost part of the Soyuz through the big porthole. If the capsule had been positioned at an angle of, say, sixty degrees, we would have had a much better view of the instrumentation and seating, etc.
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