American astronaut Nick Haig filmed from the International Space Station (ISS) the destruction in the atmosphere of the Progress MS-11 cargo ship that left the station.
“I caught this view as the ship entered the atmosphere. It was like a big firework display that lasted a few minutes — it flickered, sparkled, and pulsed brightly before it disappeared into the dark, ”wrote Haig on his Twitter page.
Earlier on Monday, the Progress MS-11 cargo ship departed from the ISS, after which it was de-orbited, entered the atmosphere and collapsed. Not burned in the dense atmosphere of the atmosphere wreckage of the ship fell in the South Pacific.
Recall, on April 4, the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Progress MS-11 cargo vehicle was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome. Progress MS-11 set a new record for flight time to the ISS, reaching the station in 3 hours and 22 minutes.
Said goodbye to Progress 72 today to make room for 73P showing up on Wednesday. Caught this shot of it during reentry. It looked like a big firework that lasted minutes – flickering, sparking, and pulsing with brightness before it faded into the darkness. pic.twitter.com/Pfs98eTKPp
— Nick Hague (@AstroHague) July 29, 2019