The glass window of the ISS was damaged by space debris


Astronaut Timothy Peake in his “Twitter” posted the picture window of the ISS window with a crack that has formed due to space debris.

Rush explained that sometimes this happens, but fortunately, the ISS is equipped with good protection system. For example, the window took the impact of space debris, multi-layered, so that their life in safety.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the European space Agency ESA explains that the dimensions of the cracks are small – its diameter is about 7 millimeters, so the situation is not dangerous. Moreover, the impact on the glass was from a small object.

However, if the collision occurred, for example, with a 10-cm object, then the lives of astronauts could be at risk.

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