A French astronaut on the perch of the International Space Station observed a long-lived Russian capsule shattered in a shower of fireworks. More importantly, he captured this incident via video. The
Facebook page of the European Space Agency showed the acceleration delay of the module named Pirs, which died on Monday (July 26) under the gaze of Thomas Pesquet.
“atmospheric reentry without a heat shield creates a beautiful fireball,” Pesquite wrote in the post, which also included a French description. “You clearly see small pieces of molten metal floating and adding to the fireworks.“
Video: Observation of the spacecraft from the burning space station in the Earth’s atmosphere
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Supply ship Progress 77 of Russia was attached to the Pirs docking module during its descent into Earth’s atmosphere on July 26, 2021, when 2 On July 26, 2021, Russian supply ship
Progress 77 connected to the Pirs docking module, as 2 descended (Photo Credit: Thomas Pesquet / ESA / NASA)
He added that astronauts could see Pirs split by above the clouds for about 6 minutes, and then he joked that it would be nice to wish for the next “meteor” you see. Consider the sky, it may be a meteor, or it may be burning orbital junk. If it’s rubbish, he continued, “I’m not sure it [I wish] to come true ... but you never know, I still suggest continuing.“
Pierce retired after working on the space station for almost 20 years. . It entered orbit in September. On January 14, 2001, after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, together with the improved Progress spacecraft as the upper stage of its Soyuz rocket. Three days later, it docked with the Zvezda service module and became the sixth pressurized cabin in the orbital complex.
The long-lived docking module sank, making way for a new Russian science module called Nauka. Due to various technical and budget issues, the 13-year-delayed module temporarily caused severe damage on Friday (July 30) when a fire caused Nauka to temporarily but severely tilt the International Space Station. The 4,444 NASA representatives repeatedly emphasized that the Expedition 65 crew was never in danger and the tilt was quickly corrected. The agency told Space.com on Monday (August 2nd): “The changes that took place were so slow that the crew on board did not notice, and all other systems on the space station were operating normally throughout the event.“