Station Crew Takes Precautions for Close Pass of Space Debris

International Space Station
International Space Station
The International Space Station was photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis.

The crew of the International Space Station has moved into the Soyuz vehicle docked to the station as a precaution due to an anticipated close approach of a piece of space debris to the orbiting complex. The debris is expected to pass closest to the station at about 7:01 a.m. CDT July 16, 2015. The crew will remain in the Soyuz until given an all clear by Mission Control. All station systems are currently operating normally. NASA TV will broadcast station operations live beginning at 6:45 a.m. CDT and continuing through resolution of this event. Watch NASA TV now.

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