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WATCH: The real Gravity

With the movie Gravity premiering on DSTV101 tonight, 28 December 2014, for African Viewers, we thought it would be a good opportunity to highlight the real issue of Space Debris & the Kessler Syndrome:

OBJECTS IN SPACE 1957-2010

Kessler Syndrome
The Kessler syndrome (also called the Kessler effect, collisional cascading or ablation cascade), proposed by the NASA scientist Donald J. Kessler in 1978, is a scenario in which the density of objects in low Earth orbit (LEO) is high enough that collisions between objects could cause a cascade—each collision generating space debris which increases the likelihood of further collisions. One implication is that the distribution of debris in orbit could render space exploration, and even the use of satellites, unfeasible for many generations.
Source: Wikipedia

Bill Maher & Neil deGrasse Tyson On Kessler Syndrome

It’s all about that Space!

“All About That Space” is a volunteer outreach video project created by the Pathways Interns of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was created as a parody (to raise interest and excitement for Orion’s first flight) of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”. The lyrics and scenes in the video have been re-imagined in order to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center.

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities.

Learn more about NASA: http://www.nasa.gov
Learn more about Orion: http://www.nasa.gov/orion
Follow the Orion Spacecraft on Twitter: @NASA_Orion
Follow the Orion Spacecraft on Instagram: @explorenasa
Follow NASA’s Orion Spacecraft on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NASAOrion

For students interested in NASA Johnson Space Center:
http://pathways.jsc.nasa.gov
https://intern.nasa.gov/
http://www.facebook.com/nasa.jsc.stud…
http://www.twitter.com/nasajscstudents
http://instagram.com/nasajscstudents

“All About That Space” Lyrics:

Because you know
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel.
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel.
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel.
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t commercial crew
But I can launch it, launch it
Like I’m supposed to do
‘Cause I got that boom boom that all the Astros chase
And all the space flight to all the right places

I see Orion crew workin’ that ship nonstop
We know we goin’ far
Now put that LAS on top
If you got boosters boosters, just raise ‘em up
‘Cause every spacecraft needs propulsion
From the bottom to the top

Hey, they’re working so hard, don’t you love these NASA guys?
They will take us so far the first time that Orion flies.
You know we travellin’ to deep destinations ‘fore to long,
So if that’s what you’re into then join in and ride along.

Because you know I’m
All about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space
Hey!

I’m bringing rockets back
Go ahead and tell the whole world that
We’re doing exploration. Come on, board it stat
We’re ready for liftoff
Every spacecraft needs propulsion from the bottom to the top.

Hey they’re working so hard, don’t you love these NASA guys?
They will take us so far the first time that Orion flies.
You know we’re travellin’ to deep destinations ‘fore to long,
So if that’s what you’re into then join in and ride along.
Because you know I’m
All about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space

Because you know I’m
All about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space

Because you know I’m
All about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space, space travel
I’m all about that space
‘Bout that space
‘Bout that space, ‘bout that space
Hey, hey, ooh
You know you love that space.