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ISS Crew Just Found an Elusive Air Leak Using Floating Tea Leaves – ScienceAlert

Cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin released some tea leaves to float inside the station, then saw them cluster around a “scratch” in the wall.



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The International Space Station has been leaking an unusual amount of air since September 2019.
At first, crew members held off on troubleshooting the issue, since the leak wasn’t major. But in August, the leak rate increased, prompting astronauts and cosmonauts on board the orbiting laboratory to start trying to locate its source in earnest.
Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, announced on Thursday that crew members had finally pinpointed the leak’s location after devising an unusual test: They…

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