Historical moment: Rogozin commented on the unprecedented operation to survey the "Union"

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Dmitry Rogozin, on his Twitter page, commented on the successful operation to survey the hull of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft. According to the head of Roscosmos, Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopiev made a worthy place on the shelf of the history of the space industry. In addition, he published several photographs taken during the mission.

“Oleg Kononenko just sent me these photos, attributing to them:“ Extreme enough. ” Indeed, this operation will rightfully go down in the history of world cosmonautics. You see Kononenko with red stripes on the spacesuit, and Sergei Prokopyev with blue stripes, ”wrote Dmitry Olegovich.

Historical moment: Rogozin commented on an unprecedented survey operation

Moscow allocated 200 million dollars for this operation. Its complexity was the lack of experience in carrying out such work. The Russian cosmonauts were faced with a difficult and responsible task, which they did perfectly well. Kononenko took samples from the hole, which should help in determining the mysterious history of his appearance.

They found a hole at the end of August 2018, when the depressurization of the household compartment of the Soyuz MS-09 transport vehicle was fixed, which docked with the ISS in the summer. The hole sealed sealant, then put a few patches. Currently Roscosmos is actively investigating the incident.