A piece of space junk the size of a school bus is barreling straight toward the moon

Published November 3, 2022


The Hoops News  quoted John Crassidis, SUNY Distinguished Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and director of the Center for Space Cyber Strategy and Cyber Security, in a story about a piece of space junk that is going to crash into the moon.

While this particular collision isn’t a concern, the growing amount of space junk is and Crassidis said it’s possible that within 50 years, there will be so much debris, that “we won’t be able to launch any more satellites. When objects start to collide with other objects, that’s going to cause more debris … and you get a cascading effect. That’s a big concern.”

Read the story here.