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If there's a hole in Zvezda module, why didn't all the air onboard immediately escape into space?

It would take around 7 hours to depressurize the ISS through a bullet hole. See http://www.spaceacademy.net.au/flight/emg/spcdp.htm Smaller holes will take longer. A tiny crack might take days to even ...
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If there's a hole in Zvezda module, why didn't all the air onboard immediately escape into space?

The pressure difference between the inside and outside of the ISS is one atmosphere. This is the same pressure difference between the bottom of a 10 meter tank of water and the outside at sea level or ...
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If there's a hole in Zvezda module, why didn't all the air onboard immediately escape into space?

It is easy to conduct simple home experiments, or even do them as thought experiments to determine the answer to this question. Think of a child's balloon. Inflate the balloon with air whilst holding ...
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Did the "Zvezda" module really dock to the ISS 2 weeks after launch?

I've looked through a large number of sources, Zvezda really did take 2 weeks to dock to the ISS, launching July 12 and docking July 26, 2000. SpaceFlightNow did a pretty good job of explaining what ...
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Are Zvezda's engines replaceable in orbit?

Zvezda's engines were used primarily in the very initial construction stages of the ISS. Most reboosts since 2001 have been performed by visiting vehicles such as Progress, Soyuz, and formerly, the ...
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On Mir, Zarya, or Zvezda, do docking ports consume space inside the module?

First off, here's a picture (source: NASA) of the inside of the MIR node with something connected in every direction: There's also a video here where the node is traversed, but I can't find any ...
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Is there internal diagram of Zvezda or information about the internal size of Zvezda?

Not so much diagrams exist, but I found old one (with annotations in Russian): https://cont.ws/uploads/pic/2017/12/2014-mks_07.jpg from this page. I am not sure is it official data from ...
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Is the Nudelman-Rikhter gun installed on Zvezda module?

According to this source (in Russian), out of seven successful Salyut stations (amongst which were the three military Almaz stations) the modified NR-23 cannon was installed only on Salyut-3 (aka ...
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