100 Million Space Debris Pieces Pose Threat Above Earth

NASA highlights the lurking danger of 100 million orbiting space debris pieces, including remnants from the ISS and satellites, with no clear strategy for mitigation, as articulated by former astronaut Terry Virts.

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