Tuesday, March 24, 2009

NASA Space station manuevers to avoid Chines space junk ...

blogging (space junk)
updated: March 22

* The entire space station complex had to move out of the way for approximately 3 hours (using thrusters to create a slow drag affect) from a very small piece of a 10 year old Chinese satellite rocket motor. The piece of space junk measured just 4-inch (10-centimeter).

- The frequency of space junk impact has "suddenly" become a recurring issue.


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