Friday, January 13, 2012

Orbital dodge ball: Space station will swerve Friday to avoid debris from old US satellite

WASHINGTON — The International Space Station is dodging a softball-sized piece of space junk.
Mission Control told astronauts to fire the station’s engines briefly Friday morning to avoid a piece of an old communications satellite.

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