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US says Russia 'recklessly' destroyed a satellite with a missile, creating debris that could threaten the International Space Station

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Russia destroyed a satellite with an anti-satellite missile early Monday.
The US condemned the test, which it says created dangerous debris fields.
The condemnation came after the International Space Station crew had to shelter in response to a space debris threat.
Russia destroyed one of its satellites in a test of a direct-ascent anti-satellite missile early Monday, the US Department of State said Monday afternoon. State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters at a press briefing Russia "recklessly" carried out the "destructive" test, generating more than 1,500 pieces of...
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A space junk threat forced the crew of the International Space Station to take shelter

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A space debris threat forced the 7-member crew of the International Space Station to take cover.
It is unclear what caused the sudden appearance of the potentially dangerous debris.
The US military said it is aware of a "debris-generating event," but did not explain further.
The crew of the International Space Station was forced to take shelter in their evacuation spacecrafts early Monday morning in response to a threat posed by the sudden appearance of potentially dangerous debris. US astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, and Kayla Barron and Germany's Matthias Maurer took shelter...
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