Russia is trying to figure out how a tiny hole showed up in its Soyuz spacecraft

<em>Crew members found a small hole in this Russian Soyuz capsule, which is currently docked at the International Space Station.</em>

Russia’s space agency is currently investigating what caused a small hole to appear in one of the country’s Soyuz spacecraft that’s currently docked at the International Space Station. The opening caused pressurized air to leak out of the vehicle last week. Originally, Russia thought a small meteorite strike might have caused the hole, but now, the country’s space agency believes it was made from inside the Soyuz, possibly with a drill. And Russia isn’t discounting the idea that the hole could have been made intentionally — either on Earth or in space.

“We are considering all the theories,” said Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, according to TASS. “The one about a meteorite impact has been rejected because the…

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