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John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, has died

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, has died 2016 came in like a lion and is clearly determined to go out like a total sack of crap: John Glenn has died.As a young man, Glenn flew combat sorties in World War II and Korea.

A week after malfunctions, Japan’s ‘space junk’ mission ends in failure

A week after malfunctions, Japan’s ‘space junk’ mission ends in failure There’s a lot of space junk orbiting Earth and it could make future space travel impossible.Over 100 million pieces of space junk orbit Earth, 29,000 of which are big enough to cause major damage.

Wandering satellites and space debris can now be found by a giant NASA antenna

Wandering satellites and space debris can now be found by a giant NASA antenna And just sometimes, NASA can’t figure out where one of its satellites went.While it may read as something of a joke, there’s not much funny about losing millions of dollars of space equipment.