This Week in Space

Mar 18th 2022

This Week in Space 3

The Orbital Junkyard

Hosted by Rod Pyle, Tariq Malik
Earth and space junk, Mars helicopter continues, comrades in space!
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Category: News

Rod Pyle and Tariq Malik take a look at space junk—what is it, where did it come from, and what can be done about it. The sheer amount of debris orbiting Earth is a serious threat to ongoing missions and must be addressed, or we may find ourselves permanently earthbound. Also, the SLS rolls out, astronauts and cosmonauts stay friends, and the Mars helicopter flies on. All on this episode of This Week in Space.

Image credit: ESA/ID&Sense/ONiRiXEL – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0 

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