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.
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