Some unpleasant an unexpected events occurred on Monday night onboard of the ISS. The toilet in the Russian segment of the ISS, one of two systems that generates oxygen for the crew and the space station’s oven broke down. On the same day the Russian crew on the ISS finally found and patched a tiny hole in the ISS that had been leaking air, after months of searching. NASA keeps a backup oxygen generator on the station. As for the toilet, the Russian space agency Roscosmos suspects an air bubble got trapped somewhere in the system. The most interesting thing, the crew of the International Space Station just used a tea bag to identity the pesky leak that’s been allowing air to escape from the station. “We have several photos and videos of the direction of the tea bag’s flight or where it intended to fly and this precisely shows the direction the air is blowing from the possible air leak.”
Previously, a variety of scientific instruments was used for months in the search. The leak was patched for now with tape. Everything is back and working on the ISS. The ISS consists of pressurised habitation modules, structural trusses, photovoltaic solar arrays, thermal radiators, docking ports, experiment bays and robotic arms.