Mysterious leak in the International Space Station

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Russian officials have discovered a tiny leak at the International Space Station and believe it may have been caused by a human.

The hole was discovered after Russian ground operators registered a dip in pressure levels in the space station, reports NPR.

This led the crew to discover a hole, about two millimeters in diameter, on the inner wall of a Russian spacecraft attached to the International Space Station."

The crew was then immediately instructed by ground operators to seal the hole with tape. They later used an epoxy-based sealant. This temporarily stopped oxygen from leaking from the cabin.

No one onboard was in danger as a result of the leak.

Originally the authorities suspected the hole could have been caused by a meteorite.

However, they ruled out the possibility after traces of a drill sliding was discovered along the surface.

According to the Russian News Agency, the Russian officials involved said they will find the person responsible for the accident and find out if it was on purpose or by accident.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. The International Space Station is shown along with a vertical bar graph showing a drop in pressure levels.
2. The hole is shown inside the space station.
3. Ways the hole were sealed.
4. A meteorite is shown along with drill marks.

VOICEOVER (in English):
"NPR reports the hole was discovered after Russian ground operators registered a dip in pressure levels in the space station."

"This led the crew to discover a hole, about two millimeters in diameter, on the inner wall of a Russian spacecraft attached to the International Space Station."

"The crew was then immediately instructed by ground operators to seal the hole with tape, and later used an epoxy-based sealant."

"Originally the authorities suspected the hole could have been caused by a meteorite. However, they ruled out the possibility after traces of a drill sliding was discovered along the surface."

SOURCES: NPR, The Washington Post, The Independent, Reuters, Russian News Agency
https://www.npr.org/2018/09/05/644820679/who-caused-the-mysterious-leak-at-the-international-space-station

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2018/09/05/russia-claims-that-someone-may-have-sabotaged-international-space-station/?utm_term=.3c6c7db5e7de

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nasa-iss-hole-man-made-international-space-station-roscosmos-human-a8522036.html

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-russia-spacestation/russia-weighs-possibility-of-deliberate-act-in-space-station-damage-idUKKCN1LL363

http://tass.com/science/1019791