A space station throws a 2.9-ton item of space junk overboard. It will remain in orbit for years.

The International Space Station was slightly lighter last week.

The orbiting laboratory dumped a 2.9-ton (2.6-ton) pallet of used batteries on Thursday morning (March 11) – the most massive object it has ever discarded, NASA representative Leah Cheshier said. to Gizmodo.