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Space Debris Can Ruin Your Day

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Air Date: 03/02/2009
Run Time: 0:28:52

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  • Bill Ailor, Director of the Aerospace Corporation's Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies

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The recent collision of two satellites brought the increasing threat of space debris into the headlines. Mat talks with Bill Ailor, Director of the Aerospace Corporation's Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies. Bill will also lead an international conference on avoiding much more catastrophic collisions, the kind that could end life on Earth. Bill Nye relates science education to the launch of the Kepler spacecraft. A classic Q&A segment, and Bruce Betts considers LIFE and the night sky, along with a new What's Up space trivia contest.

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