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THIS ULTRATHIN CRAFT COULD SOON ENVELOP AND DESTROY SPACE JUNK

THIS ULTRATHIN CRAFT COULD SOON ENVELOP AND DESTROY SPACE JUNK Think of the latest idea of collecting space junk as something akin to a hungry tiger pouncing on its prey. Aerospace Corporation says its Brane Craft will wrap itself around debris orbiting Earth and drag it back down through the atmosphere, causing it to burn up and never again threaten satellites or astronauts. The project recently received a second round of funding from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program, which funds far-out ideas that remain years away from launch — if they get there at all.   More



(Source: Space.com - Sep 15)

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