Monday was a difficult day for the four astronauts on board the International Space Station.
According to the foreign ministry, Russia conducted a “destructive Satellite Test of an Anti-Satellite Missile Direct-Launching Weapon,” which resulted in more than 2,000 deaths.
1500 pieces of space debris
“Russia’s dangerous, irresponsible behavior jeopardizes our long-term sustainability in space and clearly demonstrates Russia’s claims that it opposes weaponization of space,” stated a spokesperson for the ministry. Foreign Affairs.
According to The Associated Press,The seven astronauts briefly entered docked capsules amid fears about space debris hitting the station.
According to the Associated Press, even a small paint stain could cause havoc on International Space Station orbiting at 17,500 mph.
According to: space.com.
The publication states that mission control expects the debris to be gone by Tuesday.