Russian space station module experiences leak, but astronauts are not in danger

Space station astronauts were “never in any danger” following a coolant leak Monday (Oct. 9) on a Russian module, NASA officials have said.

Toxic ammonia flakes were observed on the International Space Station‘s (ISS) Russian Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) around 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT). Personnel in NASA‘s Mission Control in Houston first spotted the “possible” leak on camera. 

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