According to the astronauts, they saw an object that looked like a gnarled lever, although it was difficult to see it from a distance. The flight control center informed the crew that this lever was most likely harmless. The rest of the flight went smoothly. The spacecraft docked at the International Space Station (ISS).
It is still unknown what this mysterious object was. Although, most likely, we are talking about space debris. Earth’s orbit is full of fragments of various vehicles that humanity has launched in the past. Some non-working devices collide with each other and may disintegrate into fragments. Many people say that the problem of space debris will only get worse and may even interfere with flights in the future.