Air Leak on the International Space Station as Crew Sleeps
Waking from a weightless sleep to the words "help find the air leak" might sound like an astronaut's worst nightmare.
But according to NASA, the air leak, discovered as the astronauts slept on the International Space Station, is nothing to worry about.
At about 7 p.m. on Aug. 29, flight controllers on the ground in Houston and Moscow began seeing signs of a pressure leak in the space station.
The location of the leak was unknown.
But despite the deadly potential of a large leak, mission control was confident that this leak was so minute that it allowed the crew to continue sleeping.
When they woke, the crew set about locating the leak.