Small air leak detected aboard International Space Station

The International Space Station

International Space Station astronauts are working to fix a hole in the wall.

A slight drop in pressure became apparent aboard the ISS last night, but it was a minor problem and the crew was left to sleep through the night, according to NASA.

Astronauts scrambled on Thursday to patch a tiny hole in a Russian capsule that was allowing air to leak from the International Space Station.

The leak - possibly caused by a micro-meteorite strike - was detected on Wednesday night, resulting in a small loss of cabin pressure.

After some debate, Russian controllers agreed with NASA's team to take more time to investigate the leak.

Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russian space agency Roscosmos told state news agency TASS that a "micro-fracture" was found in a side compartment of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft now docked with the space station.

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The Soyuz docked at the ISS in June bringing three astronauts to the orbiting laboratory 250 miles above the planet. "This is a section of the Soyuz that does not return to Earth", NASA explained.

A long-term solution is being worked on and when complete, the crew will look for any further leaks.

"Regarding the path the Russians are heading down, I would really like to see a caste of that somehow on the ground before we just do a test up here and see if it's gonna work", Feustel said, adding he would like 24 hours.

"There is no leak", cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev told Russian Mission Control.

Controllers at NASA said their readings also showed that the pressure had stabilized, and they continued to monitor the situation.

This developing story will be updated.

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