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NASA says Russian media allegations US astronaut drilled hole in ISS 'not credible'

NASA says Russian media allegations US astronaut drilled hole in ISS 'not credible'
Space Daily

The claims made by Russian media that NASA Astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor had a nervous breakdown and damaged a Russian spacecraft to get home are not credible, Kathy Lueders, who is leading NASA's human spaceflight program, said at a press conference on Friday.

Russia's TASS recently published a story, citing an unnamed source in the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos, that claimed Aunon-Chancellor had an emotional breakdown in space and she made a microfracture in the Russian spacecraft to return early during a mission in 2018.

"Absolutely," Lueders said when asked whether NASA will defend its astronaut. "Our NASA crews perform their missions with professionalism and integrity. She [Aunon-Chancellor] is a well-respected crew member who has served her country and made a valuable contribution. I stand behind her and her professional conduct and I did not find this accusation credible."

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Reply NASA says Russian media allegations US astronaut drilled hole in ISS 'not credible' (Original post)
Passenger Aug 2021 OP
riversedge Aug 2021 #1
Passenger Aug 2021 #2
okaawhatever Aug 2021 #3
Passenger Aug 2021 #4
okaawhatever Aug 2021 #5
former9thward Aug 2021 #6
Sapient Donkey Aug 2021 #7

Response to Passenger (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 10:06 AM

1. seems to me to be an awfully Dangerous way to get home. just saying I have to

seriously wonder that any astronaut would do this. !!

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 10:24 AM

2. I speculate a cover story for defective Russian hardware. n/t

 

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 10:33 AM

3. Russian propaganda plus revenge for her father's anti-Castro stance, nt

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 10:36 AM

4. Would anti-Castro be a problem for Vlad? n/t

 

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Response to Passenger (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 10:50 AM

5. Putin supported Castro, he even visited Cuba. nt

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 11:36 AM

6. "Not Credible"?

That is not a denial.

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Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:22 PM

7. I was curious how FR viewing these claims

They really love eating up Russian propaganda these days. Very little push back, but lots of "I totally believe this without question".

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