In this episode of NASA Now, Nicholas Johnson, chief scientist for the Orbital Debris Office, talks about “space junk” and the task of his office in tracking all of the orbiting debris. NASA is the international lead in conducting measurements of the space environment and in developing the technical consensus for adopting measures to protect users of the orbital environment.
This NASA Now classroom video is available on the Virtual Campus beginning May 9.
Preview NASA Now: Orbital Debris — Man-made Objects in Space
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