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Smoke scare on ISS

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posted on Sep, 18 2006 @ 08:22 AM
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HOUSTON - International space station astronauts pulled an alarm and donned protective gear Monday after smelling a foul odor that turned out to be a vapor leaking from an oxygen vent, NASA said.



The crew first reported smoke but it turned out to be an irritant, potassium hydroxide, leaking from an oxygen vent, Suffredini said.


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Bet that caused a few worries, especially so soon after the new solar panels have been deployed and put into action.




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