Space junk at a ‘tipping point’: study

space junk

Space junk: a conceptual artwork representing defunct satellites, failed missions, and shrapnel orbiting Earth.

“A tipping point” for collisions has been reached with the amount of debris orbiting the Earth, which would in turn generate more of the debris that threatens astronauts and satellites, according to a U.S. study released on Thursday.

 

Continue reading… “Space junk at a ‘tipping point’: study”

UN To Discuss International Air Traffic Control For Outer Space

Bee-Hive-3_H1

Debris objects in Earth’s orbit is an increasingly troublesome issue.

An international air traffic control for outer space should be set up to prevent damage to satellites and spacecraft orbiting the Earth, according to proposal to be discussed at the United Nations next week.  Space experts from around the world will discuss ways of tackling the growing problem of space debris in orbit around the Earth. It comes just a year after an American satellite collided with a Russian satellite.

 

Continue reading… “UN To Discuss International Air Traffic Control For Outer Space”

Lunar Bricks Could Be Used To Build Bases On The Moon

Lunar Bricks Could Be Used To Build Bases On The Moon 

Most of the concepts for lunar bases we tend to see are dome-shaped, built locally here on Earth and then transported. The “Masons of Regolith,” a team of seven Virginia Tech students named for the rock that is present on the Earth, the Moon and asteroids, think that those domes could be built on the lunar surface instead, made from rock gathered on site.

Continue reading… “Lunar Bricks Could Be Used To Build Bases On The Moon”

SnapBagger – An Innovative Way to Bag Leaves And Debris

SnapBagger - An Innovative Way to Bag Leaves And Debris

Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase

Raking debris is easy. It’s the bagging that is hard and messy!  The SnapBagger’s patented tool makes bag attachment quick and secure.  Its unique design allows the tool to be used in a dynamic fashion – Shoveling, Scooping, or Scraping – while minimizing bending, twisting and directly touching debris.

Continue reading… “SnapBagger – An Innovative Way to Bag Leaves And Debris”