Space station dodges space debris from decades-old Pegasus rocket

The International Space Station dodged a fragment of a decades-old rocket body early Friday morning, continuing a stretch of space debris threats to the orbiting laboratory.

On Friday (Dec. 3) at around 3 a.m. EST (0800 GMT), a Russian cargo ship docked to the International Space Station fired for a little under three minutes to lower the facility’s orbit and ensure that it would pass safely by the debris, according to statements from NASA and its Russian counterpart, Roscosmos.

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