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Sep 2nd 2011 9:40PM A small fleet of net-flinging spacecraft could clear every big piece of space junk out of low-Earth orbit within a dozen years, according to a researcher working on the concept. Each spacecraft, known as an ElectroDynamic Debris Eliminator (EDDE), would capture orbital debris in a net, then drag the junk down out of harm's way.
Dec 7th 2009 1:20PM Best quote ever: "SkyMall has stepped up to help us all harness the tremendous power of our most fantastic organ".
Thank you SkyMall!
Jul 3rd 2009 1:54PM I remember spending a night drinking at the original Rainbow Bar in Nha Trang with what I assumed was a german tourist. At about 4am, he stood up, pushed his beer to the back of the bar and then announced, "I gotta go, I have a flight tomorrow". "Really?" I asked "where are you going?". "To work," was his reply. "I'm a pilot". Seriously.