DailyDirt: Who's Going To Clean Up All The Space Junk?

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Putting satellites and spacecraft into low earth orbit is getting easier and less expensive all the time, but that also means we're possibly creating even more orbiting space junk around our planet -- without any way to remove this garbage. Man-made space debris is already a problem, and as we shoot more stuff up into space, it could become an even bigger problem. There are at least a few folks who are concerned about space pollution, but there aren't that many workable solutions (yet). If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    abc gum, 2 Jul 2012 @ 5:53pm

    There have been a few ideas on how to deal with the problem but very little funding. I ran across this the other day.
    http://www.space.com/11157-nasa-lasers-shooting-space-junk.html

    Looks cool, but it doesn't seem to be a long term solution.

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