Wednesday, November 28, 2018

get paranoid

While the notion of orbiting space debris is nothing new, this Kurzgesagt video* is one of the clearest, most succinct presentations of the problem that I've seen:

Every launch, manned or unmanned, is a huge risk these days.

*The German word kurz means "short," and gesagt is the past participle of the verb sagen, which means "to say" or "to tell." So kurzgesagt means "said shortly," i.e., "in short." On YouTube, the channel translates its title as "in a nutshell," which is close enough. I'm reminded of the French en bref.

1 comment:

Charles said...

I've always wondering about this, or at least since Gravity. LEO seems like an incredibly dangerous place.