This short history of space debris offers a comprehensive overview of how man-made objects have accumulated in the Earth’s orbit. Space historian Loretta Hall highlights the dangers of space debris and touches on some of the efforts to prevent further contamination. getAbstract recommends her research to members of the space community and all those with an interest in man-made environmental issues.
In this summary, you will learn
- What constitutes space debris,
- How it originated and
- What dangers it poses.
About the Author
Loretta Hall is the space ambassador of the National Space Society and a member of the Historical Society of New Mexico’s Speakers Bureau.