Friday, December 4, 2009

NASA Debris no threat to space station


A piece of space debris is not expected to pose any harm to the two crew members aboard the international space station, a NASA spokesman said Tuesday.

NASA spokesman Kelly Humphries said that the space junk would get no closer than about a kilometer from the space station, where Flight Engineer Maxim Suraev and Commander Jeff Williams are sleeping.

Earlier Tuesday, while observeing the debris, Mission Control was considering waking the astronaut and cosmonaut if they needed to take shelter in the Soyuz spacecraft attached to the station, Humphries said.


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