Latest News About Space Junk and Orbital Debris Archive
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14 July 2006, 06:30 AM ET
HOUSTON – Astronauts aboard NASA’s space shuttle Discovery will begin a final inspection of their spacecraft’s wings today in a first-ever hunt for any signs of impact from miniscule space rocks.
23 May 2005, 06:24 AM ET
In an unusual act of generosity, the Soviet space program has been showering valuable metal scraps on the villages surrounding the Plesetsk Cosmodrome for more than forty years.
13 September 2004, 07:00 AM ET
A report from the U.S. Defense Department says tests of space-based missile interceptors that could take place beginning in 2012 will create debris that could threaten the international space station, space shuttles and satellites in low Earth orbit.
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