Space junk is making a dangerous mess of our solar system
Decades of space travel have left space filled with dangerous debris.
Some of this space junk — ranging from tiny to the size of a school bus — is orbiting at more than 17,000 miles per hour and causing headaches and near-misses that will only become more of an issue with a huge uptick in space launches and more satellites.
Host Scott Tong speaks with The Washington Post’s NASA and space reporter, Christian Davenport.
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