Our planet's littered orbital environs urgently need a concerted cleanup effort
Even without future launches, low Earth orbit will remain polluted
Although the life-threatening situation Gravity depicts is fictional, the new film faithfully captures the beauty of orbit, says a former space station crew member
U.S. Taking Initial Steps to Grapple with Space Debris Problem
A multibillion-dollar radar system should vastly increase the amount of orbital debris under surveillance, but actually removing any debris will be a monumental challenge
Wasted Space: U.S. Military Looking for Ideas on How to Curb the Threat of Orbiting Junk
DARPA is soliciting pitches on how best to remove orbital debris
Your Friday Forecast: Sunny, with a 1-in-21-Trillion Chance of Getting Hit by Orbital Debris
Space crash: Commercial and Russian satellites collide in orbit
Where Did All That Space Debris Come From?
Early in the Space Age, little thought was given to objects left in orbit as part of satellite launches. But as the number of those objects has grown, at first steadily and then very rapidly, through the 50-plus years since the launch of Sputnik, concerns about the polluted orbital sphere have grown accordingly...
Why Did So Much High-Profile Junk Fall from Space Last Year?
Orbital debris hits Earth daily, but NASA says not to worry
Messy space: Will orbiting trash threaten the Hubble repair mission?
Space Station Gets Close Wake-up Call
Orbital debris within 250 meters of the International Space station is a warning to clean up the neighborhood before a tragic impact. John Matson reports
Tool kit dropped from space station is orbital junk no more
A tool bag lost by a spacewalking astronaut in November appears to have met its end after more than eight months in orbit. The chief scientist at NASA's Orbital Debris Program Office says the tool kit should have reentered the atmosphere this morning...
Eye on the Junk
Space station noises renew worry about orbital debris