A toilet in the Russian Zvezda module on the International Space Station (ISS) broke down. This was reported by “RIA Novosti” with reference to the crew’s negotiations with the Earth, broadcast by the American space agency NASA.
It is noted that the cosmonauts use the restroom on the US segment of the ISS. There are currently two Russian-made toilets on the ISS – in the Zvezda and Tranquility modules.
There is another American-made toilet at the station, which was brought in by the Cygnus cargo ship in October. It has not yet been installed, it is planned to do it on the territory of the American segment of the station.
On October 6, Roscosmos cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin told the Mission Control Center that a smoke detector had been triggered on the International Space Station (ISS) in the Zarya module, which is part of the Russian segment.
On October 3, the ISS crew recorded the readings of air leaks. It was decided to close the transition compartment of the Russian Zvezda module for another three days.
The next day, MCC asked the astronauts to eliminate the leak to the ISS by mid-October.