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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

NOW THEY WANT YOU TO PAY TO CLEAN UP SPACE JUNK



Presently there is no technological way to clean up the more than 30,000 pieces of space debris orbiting the earth traveling at more than 15,000 mph.  Some scientists have long predicted that the International Space Station (ISS) will be someday destroyed by space junk.  It cost $100 billion to build the ISS.

Imagine the cost of cleaning up space debris - the aerospace industry must be drooling over the thought.

1 Comments:

Blogger Zachery d Taylor said...

They have a point but this is over payed as you implied. The most effective way to cut down on space junk is to stop losing it before it goes into orbit. Also if you do the math there is an enormous amount of space so these small items are relatively few and far apart. And the slower moving items will fall down and break up on reentry while the faster ones will escape their orbit and move steadily farther away.

Simple basic science if you understand Kepler's laws of planetary motion.

5/12/14, 8:50 AM  

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