Saga of Tiny Drill Hole in the ISS Continues as Russia Sends Investigation to Police

The International Space Station.

The International Space Station.
Image: ESA

The results of a Roscosmos investigation into a hole in the International Space Station have been handed over to “law enforcement authorities,” Russian state-owned news agency RIA Novosti claims. The incident happened three years ago, when a leaky drill hole was detected in the Russian Soyuz MS-09 module. Further information wasn’t provided, and there’s “no official information about the initiation of a criminal case on this matter,” according to RIA Novosti.

The small drill hole never put the ISS at risk, but Russian state media has propagated nasty and seemingly unfounded rumors about its cause. Earlier this year, Russian state-owned news agency TASS alleged that NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor became psychologically…

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