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Smoke briefly erupts on space station, but crew safe

11 Jun 2014, 13:51 UTC
Smoke briefly erupts on space station, but crew safe
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The Expedition 40 crew was in no danger after brief smoke was reported on the International Space Station yesterday, NASA said after the incident. Officials have traced the problem, likely, to a heater in the Zvezda Service Module, and crew members quickly stopped using the device. All is normal now, as of the last reports. Commander Steve Swanson […]

The International Space Station photographed in 2011 by a member of the STS-134 crew. Credit: NASA
The Expedition 40 crew was in no danger after brief smoke was reported on the International Space Station yesterday, NASA said after the incident. Officials have traced the problem, likely, to a heater in the Zvezda Service Module, and crew members quickly stopped using the device. All is normal now, as of the last reports.
Commander Steve Swanson (NASA) made the report to the ground, which you can listen to here. Below is the official account from NASA:
At around 2:40 p.m. EDT Tuesday, the International Space Station crew reported a small amount of smoke emanating from a vent in the Zvezda Service Module. In line with standard protocol, flight controllers at mission control in Houston followed emergency procedures to isolate the Russian segment ventilation ...

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