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NASA Grounds Shuttle Fleet

We have a bit of a mystery on the foam loss. It's from an area that we typically don't expect foam to be lost. We're not worried about this one [Endeavour], but we need to understand what's going on for the next flight. This is new. I don't know if we have a material issue or a process issue but we'll get to the…

Space Is Full of Crap

The European Space Agency has just released images showing all the satellites and human-made debris now orbiting space as a result of 51 years of launching stuff since Sputnik. That's about 6,000 satellites up there—of which only 800 remain operational—plus thousands of other objects from launches and accidents.…