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[i]Apparently the naming policy for objects in the night sky includes rechristening massive chunks of drifting space trash.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have renamed two hefty pieces of defunct hardware that were tossed out from the orbital laboratory during a July 23 spacewalk in honor of the man that cut them loose.
“Good news for us, two new satellites…Nebraska 1 and Nebraska 2,” ISS Expedition 15 commander Fyodor Yurchikhin christened the space junk last week.
He named them in honor of Nebraska-native Clayton Anderson, a NASA astronaut and Expedition 15 flight engineer who created the new orbital debris.[/i]
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