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Experts Studying ISS Object Photos

From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 06:12:47 -0800
Fwd Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 16:06:34 -0500
Subject: Experts Studying ISS Object Photos

Source: Interfax


Experts studying photos of object seen flying near ISS

Feb 10 2004 5:55PM

MOSCOW. Feb 10 (Interfax) - Russian and U.S. mission control
experts are scrutinizing photographs of an unidentified object
that the International Space Station crew saw flying near the ISS
but that a NASA spokesman dismissed as "no danger" to the station.

"It's so far unclear what kind of object it was," NASA public
relations officer Sergei Puzanov told Interfax. But "this object
poses no danger to the ISS."

An earlier NASA report said that, after checking the engines of
the Progress supply spaceship, the ISS crew, Russian Alexander
Kaleri and American Michael Foale, noticed a narrow strip of
apparently soft material, 20 to 25 centimeters long, that was
moving away from the station.

Some specialists believe the object may have been a piece of
insulation, and others think it may have been part of a ribbon
fixing something outside the station.

"It may prove impossible to determine what it is," Russian
mission control spokesman Valery Lyndin told Interfax.

"There was already an instance on the [Russian] Mir station where
it proved impossible to determine the origin of an object that
had been noticed outside the station, and specialists gave up
their studies.

"Those aboard the Mir had noticed a glittering object.

"Cosmonaut Musa Manarov made a video recording, which was
urgently transmitted to Earth, but it proved impossible to
determine the origin of the UFO. Specialists' conclusions varied."

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