NASA told about the depressurization of the spacecraft “Soyuz”
According to astronaut Stafford, the incident did not pose a danger to the crew, but questioned the reliability of Russian ships.
Moscow. 18 Oct. INTERFAX.RU Astronaut Thomas Stafford said that this spring on a space ship “Soyuz”, where the back to Earth three people, depressurization at the final stage of the descent, according to Wednesday edition of Space news.
“Clip (parachute — if) touched the weld, and the result was depressurization is part of the air left the capsule,” said Stafford, speaking at a meeting of the Advisory Board the U.S. space Agency NASA. It is noted that the incident occurred at an altitude of 8 km above the Earth’s surface. Later, when the vehicle decreased to 5 km, the valve is opened and pressure is normalized.
According to Stafford, the case did not present a danger to the lives of the crew, but questioned the reliability of the Russian spacecraft.
The incident occurred in April of this year, during the descent of the “Union”, but this became known only now. According to the publication, judging by the date, we are talking about the “Soyuz MS-02”.