A NASA astronaut lost a mirror during a spacewalk
NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy during a spacewalk aboard the International space station lost badge mirror, it fell off from the suit and sailed out of the station, reported the American specialized site spaceflightnow.com.
Friday Cassidy with astronaut Robert Behnken made out for replacement of batteries in the power supply system of the American segment of the ISS on new, imported Japanese cargo ship HTV-9 in may.
As the site notes spaceflightnow.com Cassidy, going from airlock to start work on the outer surface of the station, reported that a small mirror somehow came off with the sleeves of his spacesuit and floated away into space at a speed of about miles an hour.
This site argues that the lost object with a mass of about 50 grams not threaten the safe flight of the ISS and its crew and that Cassidy had a spare mirror.
Arm the mirror is used by cosmonauts and astronauts for reading the inscriptions and seeing the places that are not visible when the due to the limited visibility in the suit.
Now in addition to Cassidy and Behnken work on the ISS Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and John Wagner, as well as American astronaut Douglas Hurley.