Inverse: Netflix’s Sci-Fi Epic Reveals a Real-Life Cosmic Danger

The Institute’s Lisa Ruth Rand talks space junk in this article about Korean blockbuster ‘Space Sweepers.’

April 30, 2021

Haas Postdoctoral Fellow Lisa Ruth Rand lends her expertise to this article about Korean sci-fi film Space Sweepers. The Netflix blockbuster, which takes place in the year 2092 after Earth is no longer habitable and humans have voyaged to outer space in order to survive, shines a spotlight on space junk, a very real, very scary issue that has NASA sweating.

“International space organizations typically define orbital debris, or space junk, as any object designed for use in outer space, whether still in space or returning to Earth to the atmosphere that does not serve a designated purpose,” Rand tells Inverse.

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