News tagged with space debris

Debris from way out there

"Well, here it is," said aerospace engineer William Ailor as he paused next to the hulking metal shells arrayed along the plaza outside a visitor entrance at Aerospace Corp.'s El Segundo, Calif., headquarters.

Jan 25, 2012
5 / 5 (4) 1

Space junk problem? Just fire a laser!

Imagine yourself as an astronaut performing scientific experiments and crowd-stunning aerobatics. Suddenly, ear-stinging, blaring alarms go off. Mission Control radios that all space station personnel should ...

Nov 04, 2011
4.1 / 5 (9) 3 | with audio podcast