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Space Trash

Are Space Harpoons The Solution To Orbital Debris?

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 06.25.2013 | Science

BERLIN — Nets, harpoons and suicide robots could become weapons of choice to hunt down the space junk threatening crucial communications satelli...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Zero-G Junkyard | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.23.2012 | Science

You may think it's a bad thing that huge chunks of metal periodically fall out of the sky, but have you ever thought about the ones that don't come crashing down to Earth? That's right. There's an ever-growing amount of space junk in constant orbit around our little planet.

Former NASA Astronaut Builds Rocket To Pick Up Space Trash

GlobalPost | Alex Leff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LIBERIA, Costa Rica -- Franklin Chang Diaz has great aspirations for his rocket: a mail-carrier for outer space, a garbage truck for orbital debris an...