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    On Thursday morning, a smoke alarm was set off in the Russian segment on the International Space Station. Crew members in the segment reported smoke and the smell of burned plastic during that time. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency said the incident occurred in the Zvezda module as the station’s batteries were recharging.

    According to the agency, the crew activated air filters and then went to get some sleep once the quality of air was optimal. Despite the situation, the crew will continue their spacewalk on Thursday as planned. The space station is being operated by NASA and other space agencies across the globe.

    Nasa astronauts currently onboard include Mark Vande Hei, Shane Kimbrough, and Megan McArthur. Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov are on the space station as part of Russia’s Roscosmo team. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency sent astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and from the European Space Agency, there is astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

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