Serena Auñón-Chancellor was accused by Russians of deliberately drilling a hole after she developed a blood clot

Nasa astronaut ‘made hole in space station to come home early’

Serena Auñón-Chancellor was accused by Russians of deliberately drilling a hole after she developed a blood clot
Serena Auñón-Chancellor was accused by Russians of deliberately drilling a hole after she developed a blood clotVYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Jacqui Goddard, MiamiMonday August 16 2021, 12.01am, The Times

Nasa’s top officials have scorned a claim from Russia’s space agency that a US astronaut sabotaged a capsule at the International Space Station to try to force an early return to Earth.

The unsubstantiated claim — published by Tass, the Russian government news agency — accused Serena Auñón-Chancellor, 45, of drilling a hole in a Soyuz spacecraft after an “acute psychological crisis” in 2018.

“Serena is an extremely well-respected crew member who has made invaluable contributions. I did not find this accusation credible,” said Kathy Lueders, Nasa’s associate administrator for human space flight.

Bill Nelson, head of Nasa, tweeted: “I fully support Serena.”

The apparent smear campaign raised questions over Russia as a space partner and put a controversial angle on the unexplained origin of some decompression.

Published by technofiend1

Kazan- Kazan National Research Technical University Казанский национальный исследовательский технический университет имени А. Н. Туполева he graduated in Economics in 1982

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