A Fleck Of Paint In Earth's Orbit Can Damage A Space Shuttle
Space debris consists of everything from broken equipment to defunct satellites. It travels in Earth's orbit at up to 28,000 kph (17,500 mph), and poses a serious danger to both spacecraft and astronauts.
from Scientific American Space Lab
Key Facts In This Video
Netting spacecraft (0:57)
Solar sails (1:25)
Slingshotting spacecraft (2:00)
Electric tether (2:24)