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The International Space Station, as seen from Crew Dragon Endeavour in November, 2021 (NASA photo) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA called off a spacewalk Tuesday because of menacing space junk that could puncture an astronaut’s suit or damage the International Space Station.Two U.S.

astronauts were set to replace a bad antenna outside of the space station. But late Monday night, Mission Control learned that a piece of orbiting debris might come dangerously close.

There wasn’t enough time to assess the threat so station managers delayed the spacewalk for at least a few days.It’s the first time a spacewalk has been canceled because of threat from space junk.PREVIOUS: ISS astronauts face threat from space debris after Russia blows up old satellite.

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