Tour Russia’s new Nauka space station module with these astronaut home movies


Home movies from a Russian cosmonaut on the International Space Station have revealed the first glimpses inside the orbiting laboratory’s newest expansion: a science lab called Nauka. 

Nauka, also known as the Multipurpose Laboratory Module, launched to the station in late July after years of delay and a dramatic arrival on July 29. After docking itself with the orbiting lab, Nauka’s thrusters fired unexpectedly, spinning the space station around one and a half times, but crewmembers did not report any problems when they finally opened the module hatch for the first time.