International Space Station (ISS) Fires Thrusters to Avoid Space Debris Junk
The International Space Station (ISS) had to fire its thrusters to avoid space debris junk.
The debris was from a Russian satellite that had exploded earlier this year.
The debris was expected to pass within a mile of the ISS.
The thrusters were fired for a short burst to move the ISS out of the way.
The crew on board the ISS were not in any danger.
This is not the first time the ISS has had to avoid space debris.
Space debris is becoming an increasing problem for space agencies.
The debris can cause damage to spacecraft and satellites.
There are currently over 20,000 pieces of space debris being tracked by NASA.
Efforts are being made to reduce the amount of space debris in orbit.
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