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US slams Russia for ‘irresponsible’ space missile test

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Washington (AFP) – The United States denounced Russia on Monday for conducting a “dangerous and irresponsible” missile strike that blew up one of its own satellites, creating a debris cloud that forced the International Space Station’s crew to take evasive action. Washington wasn’t informed in advance about the test, only the fourth ever to hit a spacecraft from the ground, and will talk to allies about how to respond, said officials.  The move reignites concerns about the growing space arms race, encompassing everything from the development of satellites capable of shunting others out of orbi…

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