Space Junk Threatens Station Astronauts

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A discarded chunk of a Russian rocket is forcing six space station astronauts to seek shelter in escape capsules early Saturday....

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  • First space junk recovery mission plans to remove debris that puts satellites at risk
    NASA estimates there are 500,000 pieces of space junk around Earth. The debris is heavily concentrated in areas of orbit closest to the Earth's surface. (NASA) Property News: 12 edibles to plant ...
    11/26/2020 - 2:28 pm | View Link
  • European Space Agency signs $102 million deal to bring 247-pound space trash home
    Experts have long warned that hundreds of thousands of pieces of space debris circling the planet pose a threat to functioning satellites.
    11/26/2020 - 4:42 am | View Link
  • Space debris puts exploration at risk
    See allHide authors and affiliations Humans have now lived aboard the International Space Station (ISS) for 20 years (1 ... With tens of millions of pieces of space junk rocketing around our planet at ...
    11/19/2020 - 8:09 am | View Link
  • Space has become a junkyard, and it's getting worse
    We've been filling space with junk ... existence threatens newly launched satellites and rockets and poses trouble for spacecraft already in orbit, like the International Space Station, and ...
    11/16/2020 - 1:31 am | View Link
  • Space debris threatens to TRAP humanity on Earth and set off ‘cascade of destruction’
    Millions of bits of junk circling our planet threaten to trigger a catastrophic ... Called Starlink, the project aims to station as many as 42,000 satellites in low-Earth orbit in the future. The key ...
    11/15/2020 - 11:26 am | View Link
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