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‘A terrible, terrible thing’: NASA said India’s satellite destruction created so much space junk it threatens the safety of the International Space Station

NASA called India’s destruction of a satellite in March a “terrible, terrible thing” and said the space debris created by the explosion should be considered a threat to the International Space Station and the astronauts on board.

India intentionally destroyed one of its satellites with a missile on March 27, a move Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed as one that established India “as a space power.”

But NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told employees on April 1 that it posed an “unacceptable” threat to astronauts on board the ISS.

Read more here – Business Insider

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