24 March 2012, 12:35

ISS safe as debris passes nearby

ISS safe as debris passes nearby

A discarded piece of the Russian rocket Cosmos 2251 has passed safely at a distance of 14 km away from the ISS, a source in the Russian Space Flight Control Center reported. The station crew had to evacuate to the Soyuz spacecraft as a precaution.

A discarded piece of the Russian rocket Cosmos 2251 has passed safely at a distance of 14 km away from the ISS, a source in the Russian Space Flight Control Center reported.

The station crew had to evacuate to the Soyuz spacecraft as a precaution.

After the debris passed, the astronauts returned to the Space Station to resume their normal duties.

Voice of America, RIAN

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