What If We Trashed Earth's Orbit With Space Junk?

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Shared June 3, 2019

With every rocket we launch into the Earth's orbit we're trapping ourselves on our own planet. Wait, how could sending rockets into space put an end to space exploration?

And how dangerous would it be to get stuck here with all the space debris floating above our heads?

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