News Stories relating to "space junk"
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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.
So in these...
Friday, October 12, 2012
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).
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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-...