posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 09:40 AM
There seems to be a lot of junk orbiting the planet, from parts of the Apollo rockets, through dead satellites, to wrecked UFO pieces (kidding). How
much of the material up there is actually worth salvaging? How many tons of valuable resources are up there that are worth developing some sort of
recycling craft and mechanism to go up there and get the stuff back to earth?
I know some of the wreckage poses a threat to other spacecraft, is that problem great enough to make it worthwhile to develop a space lane sweeper?
On a more sinister note could the material be compacted then used as a kinetic weapon from some sort of linear accelerator? Or could you point the
railgun the other way and shoot large amounts of mass to crash into the moon to be used to get resources there on the cheap?