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Space Is Filling Up with Junk

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Space Is Filling Up with Junk

Space Is Filling Up with Junk

Space Is Filling Up with Junk

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Fifty years ago today the United States successfully launched its first satellite, Explorer 1. Now abandoned satellites and decaying rocket bodies clutter the space around Earth. Alex Cohen talks to amateur space junk observer Thomas Dorman to see how Earth's once-pristine orbits have changed.