Russia Admits to Testing Anti-Satellite Rocket, Denies Endangering ISS Written 17 November 2021


The International Space Station. | Credit: NASA

The Washington Post reports that the International Space Station “faced a menacing threat” Monday from “thousands of pieces of debris, scattered when Russia fired a missile that destroyed a dead satellite.” Mission control in Houston “had to wake the astronauts to inform them that they needed to evacuate the Space Station and take shelter inside their spacecraft.” The Post adds that “the debris missed, and the seven space travelers – four Americans, two Russians and a German – reentered the station, ready to resume their work on the orbiting laboratory.”
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