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Russia Declares Soyuz Hole To Be A State Secret

By Keith Cowing
September 19, 2019
Russia Declares Soyuz Hole To Be A State Secret

NASA leader vows to seek answers about space station from Russia, Houston Chronicle
“NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine vowed Thursday to speak to the head of the Russian space agency after reports that the cause of a hole found on the International Space Station last year would be kept secret.”
Russia knows how a hole formed in the space station last year. It refuses to tell., Houston Chronicle
“Keith Cowing, editor of NASA Watch, a website devoted to space news, said Wednesday that he attributes this secrecy on Russia’s part to embarrassment — they don’t want to admit when they do something wrong. They also did not handle the public relations of the entire incident well, he added. However, he doesn’t feel that the hole discovered in August is a huge deal. “Nothing is perfect, all you can do is strive not to have anything happen,” he said. “The problem was found, it was remedied, it was fixed in short order and no one’s life was at risk.”
Keith’s note: I do find it odd that the Russians are so upset about a minor drilling error yet they just flew a humanoid robot to ISS and let it use a power drill. It also shot guns on Earth. Just sayin’

NASA Watch founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.