According to a story from CNN, "A piece of a debris from a Russian Cosmos satellite passed close enough to the International Space Station on Saturday that its crew was ordered into escape capsules as a precaution, NASA said.
The six crew members were told to take shelter late Friday in their Soyuz capsules after it was determined there was a small possibility the debris could hit the station, the U.S. space agency said in a statement."
This isn't the first time it's happened
, either. The escape capsules (actually, they're Soyuz spacecraft
) must be nice to have on hand, but I'd hate to have to test their efficacy.