When a hole was discovered in an attached module of the International Space Station (ISS) in August, the crew quickly fixed it. However, since then, there have been various theories as to how the hole got there. Now, it is believed that the hole was the result of a botched repair job and not sabotage.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the hole was located inside a Russian-made Soyuz capsule, a spacecraft used for transporting astronauts to and from the space station. At the time it was established that the hole was drilled from inside the vessel and there was the concern from some that perhaps it was a sabotage attempt.
However, now this theory has been dismissed by an astronaut who was a commander of the International Space Station. Instead, he blames the manufacturing process for the hole. According to the Telegraph, he believes that it was the "fault of a botched repair job subsequently covered up by construction or maintenance crews on the ground."
"It was pretty clear in my opinion [that it was] not the crew springing a leak," German astronaut Alexander Gerst said on Tuesday, according to Newsweek.
"That was just a few misunderstandings that they had out there. It's still pretty obvious that it was a man-made hole in the hull. In that case, the hole was there and it was just covered by a little glue, so the question is how did it get there?"