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ISS crew take refuge in escape capsules

Posted on Sunday, 25 March, 2012 | Comment icon 6 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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The crew of the International Space Station took shelter when space debris was detected nearby.

The exercise was mostly a safety precaution and has happened only three times in the twelve years the station has been operational. "Everything went by the book and as expected, the small piece of cosmos satellite debris passed the international space station without incident," said a spokesman. The incident outlines the growing danger of space debris to manned space endeavours.

"The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) briefly took refuge in escape capsules as a piece of space junk drifted nearby."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by booNyzarC on 24 March, 2012, 19:10
It would be nice if we could find a way to clean up all that junk up there. Glad nothing serious happened to them this time, but eventually this kind of scare is bound to have a less than happy ending.
Comment icon #2 Posted by DONTEATUS on 25 March, 2012, 21:58
This is no doubt what some of the NEw entries into Space travel will lead to ,There will be a Big bussiness in this ,ITs still a bit out but It will happen . Space Salvage Inc. ?Hum I better get on this game plan.
Comment icon #3 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 25 March, 2012, 22:41
Haven't we polluted the earth enough, that now we have to pollute space as well.
Comment icon #4 Posted by cerberusxp on 26 March, 2012, 3:12
We love space junk. It's pretty when it comes streaking back down.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Mysterydude551 on 28 March, 2012, 17:12
I think we've polluted space enough over the years so far. I think NASA should inform us more on what they're doing.

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