Fault in our stars: Designs through time expose the extent of manmade space junk

The Moon landing: July 16, 1969

One of the most iconic events in history, the Moon landings were a culminating point in the Cold War space race.

As the stars show during the launch of this mission there was a low amount of activity in space with just a few satellites launched and approximately 1,000 to 2,000 pieces of space debris.

The UK votes for Brexit: June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016, marks the date when the EU referendum took place, and the people of the UK narrowly voted to leave the European Union.

It was a date in history that would change the future for many.

However, that is not all that was changing, because so were our skies, slowly but surely.

By 2016, the number of satellites launched since the 1960s had risen to 1,351 with now more than 17,000 pieces of space junk in the atmosphere.


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