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Submission + - Shouldn't the Kessler syndrome be taken seriously (wikipedia.org)

lwiniarski writes: Shouldn't the Kessler syndrome be taken seriously by NASA? It seems this issue of space junk has the potential to completely render earth orbit unusable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kessler_Syndrome

Nasa claims the possibility of collisions is "small" but it has already happened.
http://orbitaldebris.jsc.nasa.gov/faqs.html#15

Donald Kessler predicted this back in 1978 and made of rough prediction of 2 collisions by 2009
http://webpages.charter.net/dkessler/files/KesSym.html
It seems he should get credit for predicting this over 30 years ago

It seems that NASA managment might be ignoring or paying minor lip service (again) a potentially devastating problem.as they did in the 2 shuttle disasters, possibly claiming "ooopss we just didn't think it could happen"

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Shouldn't the Kessler syndrome be taken seriously

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