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High-speed space junk risk prompts NASA to abruptly delay spacewalk on the International Space Station

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet conducts a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on June 20, 2021. NASA
NASA delayed an astronaut spacewalk Tuesday, citing potential debris near the International Space Station .
Russia blew up a satellite this month, adding a cloud of dangerous , high-speed shrapnel to space.
It's unclear if debris from the Russian test threatened NASA's spacewalk, but space junk is worsening.
NASA postponed a spacewalk on Tuesday due to a threat that's becoming routine: space debris that might fly too close to the International Space Station. A...
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