Satellite space debris forces ISS astronauts to seek shelter aboard docked capsules | Engadget

On Monday, astronauts on the International Space Station had to seek safety aboard their transport craft when the station passed uncomfortably close to a field of orbital debris. Along with their partners, NASA and Russias Roscosmos space agency frequently move the International Space Station to avoid incoming space junk. The situation saw the station pass the debris field every 90 minutes, forcing those on board to close and reopen several compartments multiple times throughout the day. "All nations have a responsibility to prevent the purposeful creation of space debris from ASATs and to foster a safe, sustainable space environment," he continued. According to the Associated Press, US Space Command started tracking the space junk in the early hours of the morning. Their actions are reckless and dangerous, threatening as well the Chinese space station and the taikonauts on board. NASA will continue monitoring the debris in the coming days and beyond to ensure the safety of our crew in orbit.Please enter a valid email address
On Monday, astronauts on the International Space Station had to seek safety aboard their transport craft when the station passed uncomfortably close to a field of orbital debris. According to the Ass… [+1950 chars]