The crew of the International Space Station strip to repair a small hole, the air causing slow escape into space, NASA said Thursday. flight controllers for the station has seen the loss of pressure marks on Wednesday night. It allows the crew of ISS Expedition 56 to sleep because they were not in immediate danger, according to NASA. After the crew woke up, flight controllers began to find the location of the loss process. The station is regularly hit by micrometeorites ruins; space walk astronauts report that nearly 20-year high of outer hull looks like it was hit by rifle. The risk is greater at the stations-layer about 250 miles above Earth. This area is full of orbiting debris belt near Earth where more doors spacecraft and space debris is scattered routine. A direct hit from a large part of the debris is not common, but it could be catastrophic, which is why astronauts and cosmonauts to prove ability. During the 2015-2016 window where US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Misha Kornienko spent a year in orbit, the crew had to protect o’clock in the Soyuz return vehicle to NASA and Roskosmos, the Russian space agency, a cloud of space junk captured the way the train goes. The danger passed without damaging the ship. This time the break in the Soyuz itself, which could prevent the team use it as a vehicle lifeboat and escape. The Soyuz is the venerable three Russian spacecraft, which since 1967 has been flying ships are now delivering the ISS crew used. It will then be docked to the Space Station and the crew will return to Earth again. For the moment, the small loss of only 2 mm, but this can cause a break in to a complete pressure relief partition. The crew is, for now, to take the low-tech step cloth packaging waste or other garbage against the location of the leak, in which the intake air outrushing hold it in place. I’ma make a permanent repair epoxy sealant. A NASA spokesman at TIME by phone confirmed that the pressure relief did not do it on an immediate threat to space station crew safety, adding: “It was not a relaxing event, there was a small leak that anchored on a Soyuz was persecuted. “depressurization in orbit happened before. In 1997, the Mir space station by a Progress cargo vehicle entrance was blocked, causing a break in one of the Mir modules. This violation was much larger than today, but the crew managed to slam the hatch in the relevant form and then to isolate the leak. The severity of a leak can be determined by the crew in a very simple way. If no ears pop, there has been no significant break. If they hurt a little ‘and a little’ pop, there was a brief pause. Fear is a strong enough fraction for an eardrum rupture and cause severe pain. What in the worst case would be that he would never hear the final team. – is detected with reports Jonathan Woods image copyright through loss to the International Space Station in the orbital module of a Soyuz spacecraft (red circle). The probe will return the crew on Earth and can also serve as a lifeboat in case of an emergency on board the space station.