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Space Litter

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Space Litter

Space Litter

Space Litter

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Derek talks with Major Mike Morgan, deputy director of the Space Control Center. He's in charge of day-to-day operations at the Center, and stands "proficiency watch" for "space junk." Morgan talks about how the Center monitors the litter floating around in space, and discusses how the Center spotted a 500-pound piece of space junk that came within a mile and a half of a satellite deployed the space shuttle Discovery. (STATIONS: the Space Control Center has a website for more information. The URL is http://www.spacecom.af.ml/usspace/space.htm)