Live video caught the tense moment that astronauts aboard NASA’s Crew-2 mission were warned about a possible collision with an unidentified object.
“For awareness, we have identified a late-breaking possible conjunction with a fairly close miss distance to Dragon,” SpaceX’s Sarah Gilles told the astronauts, according to video broadcast live by NASA and SpaceX. “As such, we do need you to immediately proceed with suit donning and securing yourselves in seats.”
Gilles added that the earliest time of the possible collision was less than 20 minutes away, too soon to maneuver the ship away from its course.
“Copy, Sarah, you want us in the suit for a possible close call,” Crew-2 astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency radioed back.