posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 09:21 AM
Here's Some news, ATS
Japan is soon to be testing a tether for Space junk clean up. Apparently, the Space Junk problem is worse than we know.
"As of Sept. 2013, NASA officials estimate there are more than 500,000 pieces of debris the size of a marble or larger orbiting Earth. More than
20,000 pieces of space junk are larger than a softball, but there are millions more that are too small to track, NASA officials have said.
The conspiracy nut in me tells me that this effort to clean up our massive collection of junk is due to the "opening up" of the heavens for Space
commerce, and Space industries which are about to take hold in the near future.
There will be games/ activities in Space. Think Felix Baumgartener (Spelled right?)
Paypal is looking into Cosmic Currency: Why? Because they know markets are about to open for Space commerce.
Virgin Galactic plans to start ferrying paying customers later this year. Other companies will soon follow suit
SpaceX has already begun supplying the ISS
Mars One will start transporting colonists to Mars in less than ten years; although the date keeps changing.
The Mars One transport system may lead to a supply chain between Earth and Mars.
All of this activity points to a blossoming Space economy about to take hold. Maybe I'm seeing more into this than what is really happening but it's
sure nice to dream!
What say you, ATS?
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