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Astronaut Drops a Mirror During a Spacewalk. Now There’s Another Piece of Space Junk

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Astronaut Drops a Mirror During a Spacewalk. Now There’s Another Piece of Space Junk

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    Astronaut Drops a Mirror During a Spacewalk. Now There’s Another Piece of Space Junk
    by Nancy Atkinson

    Oops. Dropping a mirror on Earth is only minor cause for concern, perhaps about the potential of some upcoming bad luck. Dropping a mirror while on a spacewalk means creating a potentially dangerous new piece of space junk, all while thousands of people watch it happen, streaming live. A small mirror came loose from …

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