‘Satellite bombing is stupid. There is no other name for it ‘| Earth


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  • His wife was woken by a telephone call from Nasa at 4am, telling her that there was an emergency on the station, to pre-empt her hearing it on the news. “Are they in the Soyuz?’ she asked nervously about the astronauts, knowing that if the answer was affirmative the situation was serious.

  • “Had that debris hit the ISS, my guess is that it would have been entirely obliterated,” says Garan, 60, a retired US Air Force colonel and Nasa astronaut.