Locked Out of Space: Russian Attack Threatens Space Station, and Kessler Effect Cascade Crisis

Russia performs an anti-satellite test, that scatters disintegrating fragments and sends the International Space Station (ISS) crew scrambling for safety. The Kessler Effect describes a chain reaction of space debris in cascading collisions that eventually shuts the door to future space access because no launch vehicle can navigate through the orbiting belt of garbage. What can we do to avoid getting locked out of space for generations?

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