Close call for the Internation Space Station (Flyby schedule included)

As the International Space Station makes a few passes over Rockford the next couple of days (starting tonight), the crew of the ISS had their own close call with a piece of space debris yesterday morning. The crew of 6 started their morning with a fire drill just to make sure everyone on board know what they need to do in the event of a fire during orbit. After the drill, the crew received a message from Mission Control that an unknown object of unknown size was expected to make a close flyby to the station. Close as in 820 feet. The crew split into two groups of three and took shelter in their Soyuz spacecrafts until the threat passed. After about 30 minutes, Mission Control gave the all clear and the crew went back to their routine. This is the second time that the space station crew had to take shelter due to passing space debris.


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This post was written by qni_it on June 29, 2011

4 Comments so far

  1. F. Sandbeans June 29, 2011 9:34 PM

    What in the world is an INTERNATION Space Station???

  2. tony June 29, 2011 9:39 PM

    I went outside at 908 tonight and did not see the ISS at all and I was look WNW. Oh well, I will try tomorrow night.

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