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Space junk menace: How to deal with orbital debris

He is a retired head of NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office and is a space debris and meteoroid consultant in Asheville, ...

Earth orbit turning into cosmic scrapheap - Technology ...

A major contributor to orbital debris is an object suddenly breaking up. This can be caused when propellant and oxidizer inadvertently mix; ...

NASA cancels space station alert over orbital debris

NASA cancels space station alert over orbital debris Controllers determine that space junk poses no threat; maneuver called off Below: x. Jump to photos ...

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

... has performed studies to determine the best way to clean up orbital debris. "Space Junk 3D" touches ... Latest News About Space Junk and Orbital Debris © 2013 ...

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NASA Orbital Debris Program Office

Updated July. 25, 2014

The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office is located at the Johnson Space Center and is the lead NASA center for orbital debris research. It is recognized ...

Space debris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated July. 23, 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 July. 23, 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.

Space Junk: Tracking & Removing Orbital Debris

Updated July. 24, 2014

Although outer space is often imagined to be a desolate, empty place, the region around Earth swarms with millions pieces of man-made debris that create potential ...