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The "McMoon's" Project: Civilians Take Control of Ex-NASA Satellite

Thirty years ago, having your own mobile phone or computer was a rarity, and was considered to be the ultimate in technological sophistication. Now it is far more rare to find an individual who does not possess some form of hi-tech device, and even our "silver-surfing" grandparents are techno-savvy.

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Scuzzy Astronauts

It's illegal to litter by throwing your trash out the car window, but it turns out that astronauts do it all the time. In fact, they throw their DIRTY UNDERPANTS out the window (they actually pack them into a used Progress capsule to be incinerated in the atmosphere).
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Litter in a Surprising Place

There's so much trash out there in space that it's getting in the way of astronaut operations. The solution? ZAP it! The US military currently tracks about 20,000 items of space junk in low-...
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