ISS initiates move to avoid space debris

Washington (AFP) – Astronauts aboard the International Space Station were carrying out an “avoidance maneuver” on Tuesday to ensure the ISS would not be hit by a piece of debris, the US space agency NASA announced.The debris should pass within “several kilometers” (miles) of the station, but out of an abundance of caution, the ISS’s trajectory was being changed to move it farther away from the object.The three crew members — two Russians and an American — relocated to their Soyuz spacecraft as the maneuver began so they could evacuate if necessary, NASA said.”Maneuver Burn complete. The astr…

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