Space junk is no match for NASA's new gecko-inspired space janitor - Digital Trends

Space debris poses a danger to orbiting satellites or spacecraft. This robot gripper could help clean it up before it causes any damage. It turns out we are the solar system's worst hotel room guests. In the relatively short period of time we have ...

Gecko-Like Gripper Could Clean Up Space Junk - R & D Magazine

Right now, about 500,000 pieces of human-made debris are whizzing around space, orbiting our planet at speeds up to 17,500 miles per hour. The debris poses a threat to satellites, space vehicles, and astronauts. What makes tidying up especially ...

NASA Is Building A Gecko-Inspired Robot To Clean Up Space Junk Flying Around The Earth - Indiatimes.com

Earth is surrounded by more than 50,000 pieces of debris from satellites and rockets, capable of tearing through any structure like the ISS given the right circumstances. Space isn't as empty as we think it is, especially not just around our planet ...

Can magnetic tugboats clean up space junk? - Mother Nature Network (blog)

The growing danger of dead satellites and other space debris has inspired some creative ideas for tidying up Earth's personal space. Russell McLendon. June 30, 2017, 7:15 a.m.. 0. Tweet. 1. magnetic tug cleaning up space junk. An illustration of a ...

Gecko Feet Inspire Robotic Gripper That Can Eliminate Space Debris: Other Ways NASA Can Use Gecko-Inspired ... - Tech Times

A gecko-inspired robotic gripper can help NASA get rid of space junk. Astronauts at the International Space Station also have potential uses for technologies that are based on the feet of geckos. ( Rudy and Peter Skitterians | Pixabay ). Space junk ...

Can Gecko Feet Help Us Clean Up Space Junk? - Gizmodo Australia

There's a crapload of debris orbiting our planet and potentially posing a hazard to our astronauts and our satellites. One estimate says there are 21,000 pieces of space junk larger than 10 centimeters, that could collide with other objects at ...

NASA Hosts Awards Celebration for Space Robotics Challenge Prize Winners - Space Ref (press release)

NASA is awarding up to $600,000 in prizes to the winners of the Space Robotics Challenge, a competition open to teams of citizen inventors competing to develop and master technologies within a virtual environment that can someday be used on real ...