Space station dodging junk from old satellite

October 27, 2014 5:20 PM

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Space station dodging junk from old satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The International Space Station has to sidestep a piece of junk on the same day that a Virginia company is sending fresh supplies.

NASA says debris from an old, wrecked Russian satellite was due to come dangerously close to the orbiting lab Monday afternoon -- a gap of just two-tenths of a mile. To keep the station and its six inhabitants safe, the station was going to maneuver well out of harm's way.

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