Ovchinin not afraid to fly on Soyuz to the ISS after emergency depressurization

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Cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin said that is not afraid to fly to the ISS on the «Union» after the recent incident with the discovery of the hole and thinks «Union» the most reliable space ship.

«No, fear to go there. «Union» was, is and will be the most reliable space ship. Fear no absolutely,» the cosmonaut told reporters on Saturday.

The question is, does he have a guess as to the hull of the ship could appear a hole, Ovchinin said, «I Have a suggestion, but it is better to let the Federal space Agency after the outcome of the investigation, this will officially announce».

According to the astronaut, the mood before the flight he is great. «Soon I will again get a working office with a view of our planet,» said Ovchinin.

Air leaks on the ISS found in the night of August 30. The crew checked all compartments and found, according to the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, «hairline fracture» in the spacecraft «Soyuz MS-09». It was located in the living compartment, not in the descent module, so do not threaten the return of the spacecraft to the Ground.

Subsequently, two source RIA Novosti reported that the reason for the seal failure was a manufacturing defect — drilled on the Earth hole in the inner hull. While earlier it was believed that the crack formed due to the penetration of the micrometeoroid. August 30 in the course of negotiations of crew of the ISS mission control Center, the astronauts reported to the Ground that at the location of the «cracks» that turned out to be traces of the drill, neobichnie discovered traces of glue. The evening of the same day, the Russian cosmonauts closed the hole with a special sealant.

Later Rogozin said that Roscosmos, the Commission checks the version of deliberate exposure by the drill on the hull of a ship «Soyuz», which was discovered an air leak in the production or in space.

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