Was the International Space Station crew in danger during the unplanned firing of Nauka thrusters?

Nauka approaches the International Space Station, preparing to dock. Credit: NASA TV.

Yesterday at 12:45 p.m EDT on the International Space Station the thrusters of the newly docked Russian Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module fired unexpectedly. NASA says the crew was never in danger, but is that the case?

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Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.