Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Space station crew take to 'lifeboats' - space junk near miss

A piece of space junk came so close to the International Space Station (ISS) that the crew was forced to prepare for an emergency evacuation to Earth.

The six-man crew were told to get in their escape capsule "lifeboats" as the debris was heading their way. The space junk eventually passed within 1,100ft of the ISS.

NASA experts say that even a small object could do huge damage to the space station.



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