Russian ISS module triggers alarm after space crew ‘report smoke on board’

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An alarm has been triggered on Russia's Zvezda Module on the International Space Station (ISS) following reports of smoke and burning plastic from crew.

The crew's calls to Earth have been broadcast by NASA, and it is still unclear where the smoke is coming from. They have now kickstarted a safety mechanism that removes harmful substances form the atmosphere of the station.

Devices have detected the presence of harmful substances in the medical cabinet in Russia's Zvezda module. According to astronaut Toma Pesce the smell of burning plastic has already reached the American part of the ISS through the ventilation.

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