This really is verification that NASA has cameras that display invisible vessels and objects inside darknes of outer space, nonetheless they have no intentions to permit the average person to discover all of them. Luckily that particular one wound up through a live cam.
An STS-75 clip (Space Shuttle Columbia - Launched February 22, 1996) from the Martyn Stubbs NASA Archives. From a TBLN.com promo for the "tube." This was the same Mission as the Tether Incident.