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Orbital debris threat crashes into theaters in 'Space Junk 3D'

And a new film, "Space Junk 3D," is opening Friday in IMAX and 2D digital theaters to spread awareness of the orbital debris threat to the public. Directed by veteran filmmaker Melissa Butts, who also helmed the films "3D Sun" and "Mars 3D," the new movie ...

Space junk menace: How to deal with orbital debris

The saga of what steps that must be taken to deal with the evolving threat of Earth-circling orbital debris is a work in progress. This menacing problem — and the possible cleanup solutions — is international in scope. Space junk is an assortment of ...

Orbital junk misses space station

The crew members were prepared to descend back down to Earth if the piece of debris had collided with the 450-ton space station and dealt such a serious blow that the orbital outpost had to be abandoned. Instead, they merely reopened the hatches ...

Falling Satellites & Space Junk: Q&A with Orbital Debris Expert Ray Williamson

Or at least orbital debris experts hope so. With the 6.5-ton spacecraft expected to make landfall this week, caught up with Ray Williamson, executive director of the Secure World Foundation, an organization dedicated to the peaceful use of outer ...

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NASA Orbital Debris Program Office

Updated April. 12, 2014

The lead NASA center for orbital debris research is recognized world-wide for its leadership in addressing orbital debris issues.

Space debris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 14, 2014

Space debris, also known as orbital debris, space junk, and space waste, is the collection of defunct objects in orbit around Earth. This includes everything from ...

NASA Orbital Debris FAQs

Updated April. 13, 2014

Welcome to the Orbital Debris Frequently Asked Questions section. Below, is a list of the most frequently asked questions and answers pertaining to orbital debris.

What Is Orbital Debris? | NASA

Updated April. 14, 2014

Orbital debris is the "space junk" that orbits Earth.