Presenter: Bill Carton
Launched in 1958, America’s second satellite Vanguard 1 is the oldest known debris still on orbit. Recent estimates are that as many as one hundred million pieces of human-made objects are above the earth now. We are tracking 21,000 items over 10cm in size. Junk includes derelict spacecraft, upper rocket stages, explosion or collision debris, and even small flecks of paint which can be dangerous. What can be done about this growing problem?
Location: Space Museum Galaxy Theater
Cost: Included with Admission