Chinese Anti-Sat Debris Bears Down On ISS

By Mark Carreau

HOUSTON — The six-person U.S. and Russian crew aboard the International Space Station was almost forced to seek shelter in two Soyuz life boat capsules on July 29, as a piece of debris from China’s 2007 anti-satellite weapon test threatened to pass close to the orbiting science laboratory at mid-afternoon.

The object, which NASA’s Mission Control has followed closely for the past week, threatened to pass within a 30 x ...

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