So, did you see that we’ve got a critical amount of space junk we’ll have to deal with at some point? I find this interesting because I recently started watching a television series about this very topic.

Planetes happens to be about “space junkmen,” the people that dispose of the debris in earth’s orbit. I suppose that the future of space travel in real life might follow the story of Planetes.

Orbital debris will be ignored and will build up until a catastrophic incident occurs with loss of human life. Then governments will start regulating corporations that send things into space and pass legislation requiring “debris collection departments.”

I can see it happening.

This interesting bit of news aside, I like Planetes as an interesting character driven dramedy.