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Alum’s ‘space junk’ is visible from Earth

On July 23, 2007, Iowa State University engineering alum and astronaut Clay Anderson threw an obsolete, refrigerator-sized early ammonia servicer (EAS) reservoir overboard from the International Space Station (ISS). The 1,400-pound piece of space junk has been circling Earth ever since and now its orbit has decayed so much that it has become an easy …Continue reading “Alum’s ‘space junk’ is visible from Earth”