Russia reports Soyuz capsule damaged by space station leak

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has released a statement regarding a major leak on the International Space Station.

On Wednesday, December 14 at 7:45 p.m. EST (0045 GMT on December 15), a violent coolant leak on the Russian Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft currently docked at international space station (ISS) was detected as Expedition 68 cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin prepared for a nearly seven-hour spacewalk outside the ISS. The extravehicular activity (EVA) was canceled after the two cosmonauts were already in their spacesuits and began to depressurize the airlock. Cameras outside the space station showed a steady stream of frozen coolant being shot into space from the Soyuz capsule as cosmonauts returned to the station’s main body.

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