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An Open Letter to NASA
I am sorry to hear the Space Station had a near miss with a piece of space garbage.
I hear you are now investigating the circumstances. Here are a couple of possibilities:
My neighbors and I built a spaceship, so that we could dump our garbage in space.
You don’t believe that one? OK, how about:
The UFOs you say don’t exist are using Earth as a garbage dump.
Unfortunately, it’s a couple of years too early to blame tourists.
Let’s get real. You have said, for years you and other space agencies, are creating too much “space junk” and a next generation will have to clean it up.
A news flash: We have now been in space for 50 years, you ARE the next generation.
I know it isn’t Rocket Science, only Environment 101 but please try and keep up. Everybody is responsible for cleaning up their own garbage. If you can’t get a contractor, then you have to do it yourself.
I admit it may not be as exciting as space exploration but maybe, since the Department of Defense seem anxious to get into space you could get them to do target practice. Locating and vaporizing this junk. That way, they would be able to ask for funding for the environment and safety, instead of war mongering.
You have been fortunate enough to get a cost free warning of the dangers you are causing. Please do not wait for the next one, which apart from costing billions of dollars, could also cost human lives.
Thank you, a concerned Earthling.