Russia: Hole In Space Station Was Likely Sabotage

The Associated Press reports:

The hole discovered in Russia’s International Space Station last week was likely deliberately drilled to destroy the mission, space agency officials said Tuesday.

Astronauts last week noticed a drop in pressure caused by a small hole and thought the gap was caused by a tiny meteorite, the country’s space agency chief told An astronaut ended up using his finger to temporarily plug it up.

But the hole may have been a cosmically twisted plot to sabotage the satellite — possibly carried out by a psychologically disturbed astronaut who wanted to go home early, the science news outlet reported, citing experts and government officials.