A sounding alarm woke the crew of thearound 4 a.m. (Paris time) on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, reports the Russian news agency . the Oleg Novitsky reported to the control center in Moscow the presence of smoke as well as an unusual smell of or burnt electronic parts. The odor appeared to come from a medicine cabinet in the Russian module, and was smelled as far as the American segment of the station by .
Enough to spend a sleepless night for the crew, who tried unsuccessfully to identify the cause of the smell and smoke. The alert could have been lifted after thehas been activated, allowing a return to normal. According to the Roscosmos space agency, all systems are functioning normally and the air composition on board the station is now in “standard settings”. While awaiting the results of the investigation, the crew returned to their usual activities and Oleg Novitsky and Piotr Doubrov, who have to connect electric cables between the Zvezda module and the new Nauka module, are maintained. The two cosmonauts declared to be “sufficiently rested” despite the lack of .