Video shows Cosmonaut cutting through International Space Station with a combat knife
The Russian Soyuz spaceflights have not always gone smoothly. Astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were scheduled to join the space station’s Expedition 57 crew in October 2018, but they were forced to abort their mission when the Soyuz spacecraft transporting them to the space station experienced a rocket booster malfunction shortly after launch.
Russian officials later announced that the failed launch — the first of its kind in 35 years — was the result of a malfunctioning sensor, which caused the first and second stages of the rocket launching the Soyuz to crash into each other, breaking the second stage and forcing an emergency landing.
The abort was preceded by the discovery of an air leak-causing hole in a different Soyuz docked to the space station in late August 2018.
Video of the incident, shows Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko cutting through the insulation on Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft, trying to inspect a repaired drill hole responsible for an air leak on the International Space Station.
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