Space junk is turning into a real nuisance. But if you simply can't recycle them, what's next? How about firing a massive laser at them?
We know that at least one person has been hit by space junk. Her name is Lottie Williams and she was hit by a piece of a Delta II rocket that fell to earth in 1997.
The earth's orbit is a giant wasteland filled with space junk - about 20,000 pieces of debris that are four inches or larger. This space junk doesn't always stay in space; sometimes it falls back to earth.
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