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Mystery Object Spotted From Space Station

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 06:45:42 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 06:45:42 -0500
Subject: Mystery Object Spotted From Space Station

Source: The Australian - Sydney NSW


February 11, 2004

Mystery Object Spotted From Space Station
From AFP

MOSCOW: The Russian-US crew on board the International Space
Station (ISS) have noticed an unidentified object outside the
orbiting craft, US and Russian space officials said on Tuesday.

US astronaut Michael Foale and his Russian colleague Alexander
Kaleri last week observed "a 20cm long strip of soft material"
which was floating in space, a NASA representative in Russia,
Sergei Puzanov, told AFP.

"For the moment. It's not clear what it is. US and Russian
experts are studying photos sent by the crew to Earth to try and
determine its origin," he said, adding that it posed "no danger
to the station or its crew members."

It could be be a piece of the station's insulation or a strip
used to attach some technical equipment to the outside of the
station, according to Russian experts quoted by the Interfax
news agency.

"It is possible that we will never manage to find out what it
was," a spokeman for Russian mission control outside Moscow,
Valery Lyndin, told Interfax.

According to Lyndin, there was a similar incident on the now
scrapped Russian space station Mir.

The cosmonauts saw a "shining object" which they filmed but
experts who studied these images were "unable to establish what
the object was," he added.


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