NASA astronauts return to Earth amid tensions between US, Russia in space

NASA astronauts return to Earth amid tensions between US, Russia in space

Although the space agency says it accepts Roscosmos' findings that the hole may have been made from the inside - and even possibly by drilling - they don't believe American astronauts worked to undermine global cooperation in space by killing everyone on board the ISS.

Russians have offered to take one of the colleagues to the ISS for a short training period, which would play an important role in India's first manned mission to the space.

Roscosmos and NASA have each opened their own investigations of the 2 millimeter-wide hole detected in late August on the exterior wall of a Russian Soyuz capsule docked to the space station after ground operators reported slight dips in pressure levels.

Three crew members of the ISS: our compatriot Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronauts Andrew Feistel and Richard Arnold have returned to Earth.




The crew also welcomed five cargo spacecraft, which delivered several tons of supplies and research experiments.

"Love is all around us and we are all around the world", Feustel wrote on Twitter.

The two Americans ventured outside the space station for three space walks to carry out maintenance during their 197-day stay at the orbiting lab. Artemyev conducted one spacewalk together with a fellow Russian. The spacewalk timed out at 7 hours and 46 minutes, the longest in Russian space program history. Gerst, as well as Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, comprise Expedition 57.

The hole has since been fixed with tape and sealant, stopping the oxygen break, and authorities said the current group, comprising of three USA space explorers, two Russian cosmonauts and one German, were never in any threat. The next expedition - Russia's Alexei Ovchinin and the United States' Nick Hague will leave Baikonur on board the Soyuz MS-10 for the ISS on October 11.

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