Newspaper article The Canadian Press

David Saint-Jacques Says Leak at the Space Station Was like a Wake-Up Call

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

David Saint-Jacques Says Leak at the Space Station Was like a Wake-Up Call

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Space station leak a wake-up call:Saint-Jacques

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MONTREAL - Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques says last week's air leak at the International Space Station was like a wake-up call.

A top Russian space official says it was traced to a small hole in one of the Russian Soyuz capsules that was docked at the space station.

The leak was patched over with a sealant that officials said was airtight.

Saint-Jacques said Thursday the incident shows that all the training the astronauts go through is not a joke and it can actually come to be useful.

"It makes you want to study even harder and train harder to be ready to respond to any problem like that," he added.

Saint-Jacques made the comment during a news conference at the Johnson Space Center in Houston where he discussed his upcoming six-month visit to the space station. …

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