Rocket Debris From Space Launches Have 10 Percent Chance of Injuring Humans by Next Decade, Claims Study

Chris K

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Rocket parts that are often left in orbit during space launches may have a six to 10 percent chance to injure or kill humans in the next decade, claims a study conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Canada. If the leftover rocket parts have a low enough orbit, they can re-enter the atmosphere in an uncontrolled way.

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