American astronaut Michael Foale, who works at the ISS with his Russian crewmate Alexander Kaleri, saw an object similar to a strip of cloth from the station's window. On February 6, during an engine test on a Russian cargo ship Progress, the crew observed a thin strip, about 25cm long, detach from the ISS. The astronauts were able to take pictures of the object.
The incident presents no danger for the astronauts or the station, NASA's spokesman in Russia Sergei Puzanov told RIA Novosti. Experts at the MC noted that ISS is operating in normal mode and no malfunctions have been reported.