After working out the decontamination procedures against mold, ISS astronauts today finally opened the hatch on the European ATV cargo freighter, one day late.


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After working out the decontamination procedures against mold, ISS astronauts today finally opened the hatch on the European ATV cargo freighter, one day late.

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  • joe

    How did the Russians know there was mold aboard an unmanned craft?

  • They didn’t. I suspect that there was some issue they noticed in the paperwork provided to them by the Europeans concerning the cargo of the ATV that rang some red alarm bells for them. They simply insisted that some cleanup procedure be in place, ready to go, before the hatch was opened.

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