Crew-2 Astronauts Alerted To Orbital Debris Approach

Crew 2 launch.
Credit: NASA
HOUSTON—The SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts experienced several minutes of unexpected suspense as they prepared for a scheduled 8-hr. sleep period following their 5:49 a.m. EDT liftoff on April 23 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center due to the potential close approach of a space debris fragment. The forecast...

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