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NASA: Smoke seen at ISS likely from heater

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NASA says smoke has subsided and did not pose a danger to the crew aboard the International Space Station. (Source: NASA/CNN) NASA says smoke has subsided and did not pose a danger to the crew aboard the International Space Station. (Source: NASA/CNN)

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (NASA/CNN) – Smoke on the International Space caused some concerns for astronauts on Tuesday.

Russian flight controllers saw smoke coming from a vent in the Zvezda service module, which provides living quarters and some of the life support functions on the space station.

The ISS crew says the smoke likely came from a heater, part of the module's water reclamation unit.

The crew turned the unit off and set up a fan and filters to clear the smoke.

NASA says the smoke has since subsided and did not cause any danger to the ISS crew.

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