Through the Clean Space initiative – another of the cross-cutting Technology themes presented to the 2012 Ministerial Council – ESA will devote increasing attention to the environmental impacts of its own activities, both on Earth and in space. Today, environmental legislation is one of the fastest-moving sectors of European and world law. Space industry is not excused from these laws; it must operate within the same jurisdiction as the rest of the planet.
Hawke's Bay in the firing line for NASA space junk - NZ HERALD ARTICLE Aug 2018. While most people are fascinated with surreal and often mysterious flying objects darting across the night sky, even more fascinating objects can fall out of it. Napier Planetarium curator Gary Sparks says he receives about four calls a year about strange flying objects, which often turn out to be Chinese lanterns, aeroplanes that don't appear to be moving but actually are, or oddly shaped drones.
There's a large rocket falling from the sky. But don't panic, it will probably fall at sea. The Chinese Long March 5B rocket has dropped into low orbit and will eventually land on earth. Astronomer, astrobiologist, former NASA scientist and author Duncan Steele is currently living and working in Nelson and he joins Jesse to discuss what on earth, or around it, is going on.