Scientist: ISS is able to destroy an ordinary nut

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According to Ren-TV, a researcher at the Russian Sternberg Institute Vladimir Surdin told reporters how dangerous a collision with space debris, even the smallest size, is for the International Space Station.

The specialist expressed his concerns amid reports of the approach of one of the wreckage of the SpaceX rocket Ilona Mask to the ISS.

“Even a bolt or a nut, … all the more, a piece of a rocket is very dangerous. After all, the speeds are enormous, it will blow something important there … But once it was reported that the debris is approaching, it means that it is being watched,” Surdin said.

In his opinion, the station in such a situation can be transferred to an adjacent orbit.

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