The International Space Station has to sidestep a piece of junk on the same day that a Virginia company is sending fresh supplies.

NASA says debris from an old, wrecked Russian satellite was due to come dangerously close to the orbiting lab Monday afternoon - a gap of just two-tenths of a mile. To keep the station and its six inhabitants safe, the station was going to maneuver well out of harm's way.

Mission Control says the move won't affect Monday evening's planned launch of a commercial supply ship.

Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned Cygnus capsule holds 5,000 pounds of cargo, including mini research satellites. Liftoff is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. (2245 GMT) from Wallops Island, Virginia.

The launch, coming a half-hour after sunset, should be visible along much of the Eastern Seaboard.