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Space Junk Threatens Space Station!

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posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:29 PM
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Man what is up with these near misses all of a sudden ?

Got a link Z' or is this inside info ?




posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:47 PM
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Linky type thing

Cnn had a pretty good story about it. The orbit of the ISS is actually below the level of a lot of satellites, so when these pieces start to come down, they're actually coming down to the level of the ISS. It looks like this one will be passing by around 2:15am Tuesday.



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 05:56 PM
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Thanks Z' . I was on my way out when I saw your post.

Here's a little more info


www.floridatoday.com... NASA officials say the space junk is expected to pass within about a half-mile of the International Space Station at 3:14 a.m. Tuesday...
The warnings are issued if debris is expected to pass through an area extending 15 miles on either side of the space station or about a half mile above or below it.
If NASA decides a collision-avoidance maneuver is required, then it would be performed at 9:54 p.m. tonight.



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 06:06 PM
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The latest word is that the object is becoming less of a concern.
(From the NASA feed, just now).

[edit on 3/16/2009 by Phage]



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