From weather forecasting to cellular coverage to global imaging, we heavily rely on space satellites in our day to day lives. The growing amount of litter just past Earth’s atmosphere threatens these services as well as astronauts living in space. We discuss the serious issue of human-created space debris and what’s being done to curb this problem before it reaches catastrophic levels.
- Dr. Jonathon McDowell, astronomer, astrophysicist, Center for Astrophysics at Harvard and the Smithsonian.
- Dr. Moriba Jah, associate professor, aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics, University of Texas – Austin, co-founder, chief scientist at Privateer Space.