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NASA Keeps An Eye On Some Space Junk

Posted by 3citynewswire on 06/18/2010

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (June 18, 2010)–NASA is keeping a close watch on three pieces of old Russian and Chinese satellite and rocket parts that could come uncomfortably close to the International Space Station this weekend.

Mission managers decided there was no need to move the station Friday to dodge a fourth piece of junk, but the station’s orbit continues to be reassessed.
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A Russian capsule docked Thursday carrying three new residents.

The Soyuz arrival means there are now two women living full time at the space station for the first time ever.

Shannon Walker, a physicist from Houston, joins Tracy Dyson Caldwell. Walker took Amelia Earhart’s watch into orbit.

Four men also are on board the space station.

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