Twenty-four years ago this week, a Progress resupply spacecraft collided with the Russian Mir Space Station. What was meant to be a routine procedure ended up being anything but that. The Spektr module was damaged by the collision and with the hull of that module compromised, the station began to lose atmosphere.

Thankfully the two Russian cosmonauts and British-American Astronaut on the station were able to seal off the damaged module.

They would spend the next few days fighting power losses, a spinning station, and an increasing amount of condensation inside the Mir…