The Russian space space field samples & # 39; material around a mysterious hole in & # 39; spacecraft docked at the International Space Station (ISS) was in the center of & # 39; Sinister rumors and theories & # 39; conspiracy.
The space agency Roscosmos said the aim was to discover whether the hole "small but dangerous" was held on Earth or in space.
The cavity & # 39; two millimeters on the trap of Russia Soyuz docked at the ISS was detected in 30 & # 39; August after the two air leakage found after the end of the journey craft.
Shows that the hole can & # 39; to work & # 39; saboteur began after the head of & # 39; Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin disregard error & # 39; manufacturing and failed to exclude the possibility of & # 39; "deliberate interference in space".
One theory reported in the Russian media is that US astronauts deliberately drilled hole to get sick colleague returned home.
How did a small circular hole in speed & # 39; Russian Soyuz capsule? It was an error in manufacturing? It was, as rumors in the Russian media claim, NASA astronauts try to encourage the evacuation of & # 39; the International Space Station? https://t.co/hLH8xaAQfh
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By Tuesday, the astronauts were only able to examine the hole from inside the spacecraft.
During the seventh & # 39; hours, walking space & # 39; 45 minutes, cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev veterans clashed, but eventually succeeded, to reduce the insulation covering the hole and prepared samples for analysis.
What made it particularly difficult is that the space Soyuz space, b & # 39; difference from the ISS, was not designed to be repaired in & # 39; spatial locations and m & # 39; has no railings outside for astronauts to keep.
"M & # 39; nothing, that is the problem", said Kononenko before the outing.
Mr Rogozin said in & # 39; October that an investigation had ruled in manufacturing error. It's been said before that Russia does not rule out "deliberate interference in space".
The Russian media reported that the investigation was seeking the possibility that astronauts & # 39; the US deliberately drilled hole to get sick colleague returned home.
The Russian official later denied those reports.
The discovery hole was followed in & # 39; October from failure & # 39; Soyuz launch engagement, although the Russian astronauts and & # 39; US returned with & # 39; safely to Earth.
The samples will be sent to the World "to bring in truth" the origin of the cavity, the space agency said.
The cosmonauts also took photographs and video footage before you get new insulation on the area.
The walk & # 39; space was the fourth & # 39; Kononenko and a second for Prokopyev.
Mr Rogozin stated that the mission "unprecedented in its complexity" and Roscosmos said on Twitter that "will come in the history of space exploration".
The Soyuz spacecraft used to sailing astronauts to and from the ISS. The hole is f & # 39; section will not be used for the trip & # 39; return to Earth on 20 & # 39; December.
The ISS is one of the few areas of cooperation between Russia and the United States is still affected by the decline in relations and sanctions & # 39; Washington.