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NASA: International Space Station almost crashes into space junk

NASA: International Space Station almost crashes into space junk

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On Saturday, the International Space Station was forced to take emergency evasive maneuvers in order to avoid crashing into space debris.

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It was an unplanned but a necessary move by NASA to avoid colliding with the space junk floating nearby.

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The International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking, October 4, 2018.

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According to Russian Space Agency Roscomos, the Progress MS-18 is a space shuttle that is used to resupply the International Space Station, where it is currently docked.

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After the successful completion of the evasive maneuver, the International Space Station is currently orbiting the Earth at a height of 414 kilometers

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The collection of debris in and around Earth’s orbit is becoming a major problem for space agencies around the world.

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