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How long does it take for the ISS astronauts to isolate a module

In the chosen answer for What size hole in the International Space Station would be catastrophic, we find that a 0.6cm hole would depressurize the ISS to life threatening levels in 14 hours. A 20cm ...
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What size hole in the International Space Station would be catastrophic?

I was reading "Russia threatens criminal charges against a NASA astronaut" in arstechnica.com. Somewhere in the article it says: " At the time, a 2 mm breach was discovered in the ...
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Was the ship decompression scene in the movie Aliens realistic?

I was directed here from Sci-Fi SE to pose this question. Towards the end of the Aliens (1986) movie, Ripley is forced to override the clearly marked "outer door" control having already ...
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First actions taken after identifying a potentially catastrophic decompression?

Organic Marble gave an answer to my question "Procedures if there was a shuttle decompression in the vacuum of space," precisely as I worded the request. The wording of my question was imprecise so ...
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Procedures if there was a shuttle decompression in the vacuum of space

Has NASA ever published what the space shuttle astronauts would be tasked to do if a potentially catastrophic decompression occurred in space.