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Science in a Minute: ISS Says Goodbye to Russian Docking Module

According to Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, their docking module Pirs was detached from the International Space Station on Monday, July 26. The module was used by Russian spacecraft and cosmonauts making spacewalks at the ISS since 2001. Pirs, attached to a Russian cargo spacecraft, pulled to a safe distance from the space station and with a controlled deorbit was sent burning up through the atmosphere. A new Multipurpose Laboratory Module will soon replace Pirs at the ISS.

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