Space station astronauts evacuated
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The crew of the international space station had a close call with space junk.
The three astronauts took refuge for 11 minutes Thursday in a Russian escape capsule before returning inside. Officials were worried that the space station might get hit with a piece of space junk.
NASA says the debris was a small piece of an old spacecraft motor and it was passing within three miles of the station.
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