(CNN) Air may be leaking in the International Space Station, so a NASA astronaut and two cosmonauts are moving into its Russian segment for the weekend to test where the problem could be. “The leak is still within segment specifications and presents no immediate danger to the crew or the space station,” according to NASA . Astronaut Chris Cassidy and cosmonauts Ivan Vagner and Anatoly Ivanishin are on board. This robot is helping astronauts on the space station with tasks, stress and isolation While crew members experience comfortable pressure while living in the orbiting laboratory, the space station does experience tiny air leaks over time. Regular repressurization is possible thanks to nitrogen tanks that are included on cargo resupply missions that deliver them to the space station. However, NASA and the agency’s international partners discovered last September that the cabin air leak rate had slightly increased. They have been gathering data on this between spacewalks and the arrivals and departures of spacecraft, the agency said. This graphic shows the different segments of the space station. Again, the rate has slightly increased. Read More This weekend’s stay in the Russian segment will allow the astronauts and their ground teams to locate… Read full this story
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