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Russia's state-owned news service, TASS, has published an extraordinarily defamatory article about NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor. The publication claims that Auñón-Chancellor had an emotional breakdown in space, then damaged a Russian spacecraft in order to return early. This, of course, is a complete fabrication.
The context for the article is the recent, near-disastrous docking of the Russian Nauka science module with the International Space Station. The TASS article attempts to rebut criticism in US publications (including Ars Technica) that covered the incident and raised questions about the future of the Roscosmos-NASA partnership in space.
originally posted by: OneBigMonkeyToo
Here's what what an actual trained astronaut would do:
They'd contact the ground and say "please get me home, thanks".
Astronaut was treated for the Deep Vien Thrombosis upon return from the station
Cameras were off at that section for an unknown reason
"Drill marks" were made of a method consistant with being done in zero gravity without experience
American Astronauts refused lie detector tests