Earth specialists assisting cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev during their work in open space noticed a mysterious object close to the Service Module solar battery.
Unfortunately, being nearby, the astronaut could not see it.
“Over the far end of the solar array, we are observing an object through a TV camera. We wanted to ask you to see what it is,” said the ground specialist to Artemyev.
The astronaut did not understand what object he was talking about, after which the MCC specialist clarified that it was not about an object directly on the solar battery, but about some kind of “free-flying object”.
Artemyev could not detect a UFO, so the specialist suggested that he continue to work.
Many believe that the astronaut followed instructions and deliberately lied that he did not see anything out of the ordinary.
“Okay, Oleg, let’s not waste time,” the ground specialist said.
It is also interesting that this UFO was clearly disguised as space debris. It was betrayed by the fact that the speed, although it was small, the object was moving constantly changing direction.
Below is a NASA video: the time stamp at which the UFO is observed is 7 hours 24 hours.