Smoke detector Activated At International Space Station In Response To reports Of Burning Smell

Fire and smoke alarms went off on the Russian part of the International Space Station
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Fire and smoke alarms went off on the Russian part of the International Space Station

Highlights

  • Fire and smoke alarms went off on the Russian part of the International Space Station, and the crew confirmed witnessing smoke and smelling burnt plastic.
  • The event unfolded as the station's batteries were being replenished in the Russian-built Zvezda module.

In the initial hours of Thursday, fire and smoke alarms went off on the Russian part of the International Space Station, and the crew confirmed witnessing smoke and smelling burnt plastic.

According to Russia's space agency Roscosmos, the event unfolded as the station's batteries were being replenished in the Russian-built Zvezda module.
As per Roscosmos, the crew engaged air filters and proceeded to their "night resting" that once air quality had restored to normal. when the air quality had returned to normal The crew will go forward with their planned spacewalk on Thursday.
It is the recent setback for the floating laboratory, that is believed to be at the close and in the nearing the end of its useful life. Officials have stated that cracks have been discovered in the space station's body, and that it is experiencing an increasing number of problems.
Meanwhile, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Shane Kimbrough, and Megan McArthur, Russian Roscosmos astronauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet are now in charge of the space station, reported The Indian Express.

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