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"It happened Tuesday. And the whirling fragments could pose a threat to the International Space Station, orbiting 215 miles up with three astronauts on board, though officials said the risk was now small."
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- One U.S. communications satellite has collided with one defunct Russian satellite in space, NASA said Wednesday.
The first such collision in space occurred Tuesday nearly 805 km over Siberia, NASA spokesman Kelly Humphries said.