CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A small air leak has developed on the Russian side of the International Space Station.
NASA and Russian space officials stressed Thursday that the six astronauts are in no danger. But both the crew and ground controllers are working hard to isolate the leak.READ MORE: Man Found Shot Dead In Parking Lot In Dallas Late Wednesday Night
Russian officials say the pressure leak was detected Wednesday night and may be the result of a micrometeorite strike. It’s believed to be in the most recent Soyuz capsule docked at the space station. This Soyuz — one of two up there — arrived at the orbiting lab in June with three astronauts. It’s their ride home, too, come December.READ MORE: Allergy Sufferers, Get Ready; Pollen Count Expected To Jump As We Approach The Weekend
The 250-mile-high outpost is home to three Americans, two Russians and one German.MORE NEWS: Major League Baseball Plunged Into First Contract Related 'Lockout' In Quarter-Century
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