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A tiny piece of space debris chipped a window on the International Space Station

A tiny piece of space debris chipped a window on the International Space Station

Brandon Russell

When hurtling in orbit around the Earth at 17,150 miles per hour (about 5 miles per second), the last thing you want to see is a chipped window, but that’s precisely what British astronaut Tim Peak saw while inside the Cupola module of the International Space Station (ISS). “I am often asked if the International Space Station is hit by space debris,” Peake said. “Yes—this is the chip...