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Space debris expert to present lecture in St. Louis Oct. 15

Posted by on October 9, 2014

All spacecraft that operate in low-earth orbit, like the International Space Station, are subject to high-speed impacts by orbital space junk – projectiles that can travel at speeds of 18,000 miles per hour, says Dr. William Schonberg, chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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