International Space Station Crew forced to take shelter

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Crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) have sheltered in two Russian Soyuz crafts as a “precaution measure” ahead of an expected passage of a piece of orbital debris, NASA said.

ISS Crew

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said on a statement that the junk is a leftover from a February 2009 collision of Russia’s defunct military communications satellite Comsos 2251 and the U.S. commercial Iridium spacecraft.

However, the crew – two Americans, three Russians and a Dutch astronaut – will be in two Soyuz crafts docked to the ISS in case the debris hits the 450-ton station.

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