And to think that humans have only been in space for half a century. The European Space Agency has released images showing all of the junk we have orbiting the planet. Space litter, if you will.
Circulating the globe right now is about 6,000 satellites, only of which 800 are still operational, not to mention tons of other crap left from previous launches, and probably a bag of doritos or two. According to the ESA, all of the space crap floating around is not a good thing as space clutter could put spacecraft at risk, and something should be done. Which reminds me, if you find my wallet up there, just mail it over. — Andrew Dobrow