NASA, researchers agree it's time to clean up space junk

09/2/2011 | USA Today

The National Research Council recently told NASA that it needs to deal with space junk that is orbiting the Earth. NASA has acknowledged that the debris will continue to threaten satellites and spacecraft. "The current space environment is growing increasingly hazardous to spacecraft and astronauts," said Donald Kessler, a former head of the orbital-debris office at NASA.

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