Earlier this week NASA announced that they were expecting to have serious issues with the International Space Station, or ISS. NASA made it clear that there was a variety of pieces of large space debris that would likely directly cross the path of ISS and unless something was done they would collide and cause significant damage.
Fortunately today NASA announced that the emergency avoidance maneuvers were a success as ISS has successfully cleared the pieces of debris. Using a fairly simple thrust maneuver astronauts on board ISS managed to essentially side step around the debris just shortly before impact. The separation distance was relatively large according to officials but the fact that it was such a close call overall has concerned many people.
Either way the good news is that the space station did in fact successfully manage to avoid a collision with the debris. Astronauts on board ISS are safe as always and are undoubtedly happy about the successful avoidance of the collision. NASA is expected to release an official update on the matter in the coming week but for now everyone is simply happy to know that nothing happened as the short maneuver was enough to slide past the debris without collision. NASA also says that they plan to actively monitor the new piece of debris in order to reduce future collision possibilities which should help prevent any future collision scares of any kind assuming everything goes as planned.