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NASA tests pet gecko with hopes of helping clear space debris

By April Gocha / January 7, 2015

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab is getting in on the gecko action with news of the development of space-ready gripping tools “that could grapple objects such as orbital debris or defunct satellites that would otherwise be hard to handle.”

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Aerogel – Universe’s largest catcher’s mitt?

By / March 31, 2009

Practicing to use this “mitt” might be a little dicey, but apparently this is a serious proposal. Note, the conference referenced below is the Fifth European Conference on Space Debris hosted by the European Space Agency. From the transcript of a broadcast by the Australia/ABC-produced World Today: ELEANOR HALL: Scientists are warning that there’s now…

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