Russia confirmed Tuesday that it conducted an anti-satellite missile test, but rejected accusations that it risked endangering astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
On Monday astronauts aboard the ISS were forced to take shelter in a pair of space capsules after a cloud of space debris threatened to pass near the orbiting outpost.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement that it had “successfully conducted a test” targeting a now-defunct Russian satellite that had been in orbit since 1982. More
Nothing to worry about riding thru the vacuum of space, in a vehicle with a skin as thin as a beer can, when a piece of debris the size and mass of an anvil hits it at a closing speed of 50,000 mph.
China did the same thing YEARS AGO.
Did the astronauts also have to wear paper masks and maintain a 6 foot distance?