Air leak on International Space Station

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Scientist have confirmed that there is an air-leak on the International Space Station.

Don’t worry it is not as bad as it sounds!!

NASA says leaks are fairly common and although it needs to be fixed, the leak “presents no immediate danger to the crew or the space station”.

Currently, astronauts on board the International Space Station are trying to find the mystery air leak.

The leak was first spotted in September 2019. However, it did not interfere with normal operations and the rate of air loss was not increasing or high enough to cause a problem.

Air leaks out of the station all the time, with routine cargo missions sending nitrogen and oxygen tanks to ensure the modules of the ISS stay at the right pressure.

Astronauts had to fix a similar leak back in 2018.

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