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Space station crew dump trash overboard

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IF A glowing chunk of metal falls out of the sky and onto your house, space junk is probably to blame. On Monday, NASA astronaut Clay Anderson and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin had a clear-out of the International Space Station, and dumped a 630-kilogram refrigerator-sized ammonia tank and a 96-kilogram camera mounting into space. NASA said there was no room in the space shuttle’s cargo bay to carry the obsolete gear back to Earth. Both items will be tracked by radar until they tumble from space and burn up in Earth’s atmosphere. The camera mounting is expected to disintegrate completely,