Archive - Mar 13, 2009 - Story

Space Station Debris Threat Passes; STS-119 Rescheduled

ISS Status Report

The Expedition 18 crew members aboard the International Space Station received an all-clear from Mission Control at 12:45 p.m. EDT Thursday after moving to the shelter of their Soyuz landing craft when a piece of space debris was expected to pass close to the station.

MCC-Houston CAPCOM Kathy Bolt spoke with Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke about the possible conjunction of an estimated 13-centimeter-diameter piece of space debris with the station. Listen to an edited clip of the highlights of the conversation including the first notification that went to the crew and the all-clear notification.

N5VHO – Fri, 2009 – 03 – 13 13:58

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