The decision is made! This is how Russia-America will save 3 astronauts ‘trapped’ in the space station

There seems to be a way to bring the 3 ‘stranded’ astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) back to Earth safely. It is said that the Russian space agency Roscosmos will launch another Soyuz spacecraft to bring astronauts back to Earth. The spacecraft in which these astronauts arrived at the ISS in September was also a Soyuz. In December, the Soyuz spacecraft attached to the ISS developed a technical fault. First a refrigerant leak was detected, then a small hole was noticed on the Soyuz. Since then it was said that a new spacecraft would be sent to the ISS to bring the three astronauts back to Earth.

The American space agency NASA and the Russian agency Roscosmos are fighting together against this challenge. Recently, it was also reported that help from Elon Musk’s SpaceX company can also be taken to bring astronauts back. However, the decision is now being made to launch another Soyuz.

According to media reports, Roscosmos said that the mission of Sergei Prokopyev, Dmitry Petelin and Francisco Rubio to the ISS is being extended. The three will now return to Earth aboard the Soyuz MS-23. This means that a new spacecraft will be launched for the ISS. Roscosmos has said that the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft will launch on February 20 in unmanned mode.

On December 14, there was a coolant leak incident on the Soyuz spacecraft named MS-22. The annual Geminid meteor shower was in full swing on the same day. The refrigerant leak was first reported on December 19. It was then said that the radiator of the Soyuz MS-22 capsule could have lost coolant due to the fall of the meteorite. Although later this theory was rejected. It is investigating how the coolant leaked into the Soyuz spacecraft.

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