'Morning Edition' Returns: Making Space for Trash Trash pickups on the International Space Station ended nearly two years ago, when the Columbia disaster halted shuttle flights. The astronauts were forced to eject the trash into space, but it's not a great option -- the space garbage might boomerang back.

'Morning Edition' Returns: Making Space for Trash

'Morning Edition' Returns: Making Space for Trash

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Trash pickups on the International Space Station ended nearly two years ago, when the Columbia disaster halted shuttle flights. The astronauts were forced to eject the trash into space, but it's not a great option — the space garbage might boomerang back.