The door to the chamber slowly opened, just as the airlock door began to do the same.
During that flight, Leonov performed the first space walk, leaving the spacecraft through an inflatable airlock for several minutes.
He arrived at the briefing room, and the larger airlock doors, not pressurized at the moment, whooshed open.
The outer door of the airlock slid to one side when the air pressure in the airlock exactly matched that outside it, of course.
The shelters work by inflating quickly and have an airlock and pressure system which keeps out contamination.
Patch says he and Paxton can do most of the repairs inside the ship themselves, but until the airlock and bay door is replaced, we won't be launching anytime soon.
Their work started about an hour behind schedule because of trouble with an airlock .
For their part, Russian engineers believe a small air leak from their airlock hatch could be cause.
The airlock near the door hissed open as the transport completed its docking procedure.
The ramp began to slide back inside the side of the ship and the airlock door automatically swung shut.