What (allegedly) happened on the space station the recently sprung a leak.

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Re: What (allegedly) happened on the space station the recently sprung a leak.

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Anaxagoras wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:21 am
Witness wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:47 am
There aren’t many more details presently—and it’s unclear whether the hole was created in Earth or space. Pablo De Leon, professor in extravehicular activities and space suit design at the Department of Space Studies of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, told us in September that microgravity would have made it exceedingly difficult to drill such a hole in space. An indeed, Prokopyev said that it would be up to further investigation to determine when the hole was made.
Yeah, if you think about it, it would be hard to drill a hole without gravity unless you have something to anchor your feet to. Perhaps that explains why it appears that "several amateur attempts were made"? But also astronauts are trained to perform tasks in microgravity that would be difficult without special training.

If in space, then the tool that made it would presumably still be on board.
I think it was done by someone in the ground crew and then plugged (glue perhaps). In space, the plug worked its way out due to pressure.

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The GROUND CREW was upset by the bathroom lady? Plot thickens!!
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