End of Space – Creating a Prison for Humanity

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  • Published: 25 November 2018
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    Space travel is the most exciting adventure for humanity, but in an irony of history we may stop ourselves from going into space the more we do it. With every rocket launched we are creating a deadly trap for mankind.

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    • TennoGuy
      TennoGuy  2 weeks back

      7:42 I see Tintin Rocket!

    • hardcpy
      hardcpy  2 months back

      There was a anime all about this, planetes it was called, junkers in space

    • Todd K
      Todd K  2 months back

      @ding dong At least she is not watching Spongebob. Literally she has learned so much and she likes to use one of my favorite sentence compositions.. " Did you know that ...xxxxxxx?" a-lot of the information she has gotten from these videos. Not only that the topics right after watching she will go look it up and READ more into it.

    • Todd K
      Todd K  2 months back

      @ding dong So I should stop supporting this channel and giving it views? I give her plenty of books, but I can only shove reading down her throat so much. This is basically cartoons, really smart cartoons.

  • Policía de Youtube
    Policía de Youtube  6 hours back

    that educational, I don't want to live anymore ;D

    • ishio95
      ishio95  15 hours back

      This reminds me of the anime called Planete where their job is to clean the atmosphere of those debris

      • B LEGACY 3
        B LEGACY 3  18 hours back

        How the hell is iss safe up there

        • Zepplen Lives
          Zepplen Lives  2 days back

          easy fix. high altitude drones with auto locking lasers

          • jesus christ
            jesus christ  2 days back

            i mean look on the bright side, we get a cool ring around our planet.

            • Connor LuVisi
              Connor LuVisi  2 days back

              Wall E is gonna be real

              • Josh son ofZeus
                Josh son ofZeus  2 days back

                How many birds do you need?
                Kurzgesagt: Yes!

                • One Two
                  One Two  2 days back

                  Ahhh lasers, what can't they do.

                  • One Two
                    One Two  2 days back

                    We're totally fucking fucked, fuck.

                    • jin choung
                      jin choung  2 days back

                      i'm pretty sure our main battle tanks can survive hits from space debris. we're fine.

                      • Jonathan Berroa
                        Jonathan Berroa  3 days back

                        Lets take all the space junk and make it into a new planet then the new junk planet can either be earth 2 or thrown into the sun

                        • hukso huksovich
                          hukso huksovich  3 days back

                          Space housekeeping

                          • KeanuBodypillo g
                            KeanuBodypillo g  3 days back

                            Wheres Han Solo when we need him

                            • Holden Tidmore
                              Holden Tidmore  4 days back

                              Space is water

                              • Joe 90
                                Joe 90  4 days back

                                That is very worrying.

                                • James White
                                  James White  4 days back

                                  Theres an anime that's based on this, actually.

                                • EnfeebledChurl
                                  EnfeebledChurl  4 days back

                                  There's an anime called Planetes that has a similar scenario to this as its setting. It's more comedic than dramatic though.

                                  • Nedim Mršić
                                    Nedim Mršić  4 days back

                                    How is earths gravity not strong enough to pull small peaces down? I understand how satelites orbit, but screws n peaces like that.., shouldnt they just lose speed and start falling down much faster then big peaces?

                                    • LongSchlong Silver
                                      LongSchlong Silver  4 days back

                                      what about the wall of fire around the solar system?

                                      • Iona Hearn
                                        Iona Hearn  4 days back

                                        RIP random bird killed by that laser at 6:57

                                        • Dubby
                                          Dubby  4 days back

                                          MAGNETO-LASER NETS

                                          • Imię Nazwisko
                                            Imię Nazwisko  5 days back

                                            Tbh chances ate, every K2 civilization is in a constant state of Kessler Syndrome, and keeps dealing with it

                                            • Chloroplast ✔
                                              Chloroplast ✔  5 days back

                                              YESSS!!!! SOON THERE WILL BE NO MORE GOOGLE AND NO MORE FACEBOOK!!!!!! AND I CANT WAIT UNTIL THAT DAY HAPPENS

                                              • Setiawan Setiawan
                                                Setiawan Setiawan  5 days back

                                                So... the age of strife without chaos intrusions into our planet

                                                • Shrinidhi Jois
                                                  Shrinidhi Jois  5 days back

                                                  Super stuff,

                                                  • Cole Sweinhagen
                                                    Cole Sweinhagen  5 days back

                                                    The earths orbit goes one direction, so tot will be so hard to go the opposite direction at any speed, that is why even the light bends when going around earth...

                                                    • R Mukherjee
                                                      R Mukherjee  6 days back

                                                      Japanese aeronaut companies are working on space clean up but it's very very expensive to clean space :(

                                                      • Khanh Bui
                                                        Khanh Bui  6 days back

                                                        Too much talk!

                                                        • LS Williams
                                                          LS Williams  6 days back

                                                          We’re why we can’t have nice things.

                                                          • Fuzzy Duo
                                                            Fuzzy Duo  1 weeks back

                                                            It's all part of the plan.
                                                            I get out and rule Mars and let the net close trapping you maggots on earth forever.

                                                            • Alireza Khalilian
                                                              Alireza Khalilian  1 weeks back

                                                              Or we can create a magnetic shield around our satellites and rockets ...

                                                            • Cool Kid
                                                              Cool Kid  1 weeks back

                                                              they should make a station they can send to orbit that collects the junks and has machines or maybe workers turning the scrap into satellites that they send out in a spread out time period so they can try to possibly slow it down

                                                              • Spider Frogg
                                                                Spider Frogg  1 weeks back

                                                                We just we to go fast enough to clip through the other satellites by exploiting the game.

                                                                • jeremy mcadam
                                                                  jeremy mcadam  1 weeks back

                                                                  Not entirely impossible. Just kind of unlikely

                                                              • Man Overboard
                                                                Man Overboard  1 weeks back

                                                                Is it possible to maybe bring fuel to space? Maybe even send a machine into space that is designed to skim space much like we can with water but to clean up debris in our orbit space?

                                                                • Osama Alsayid
                                                                  Osama Alsayid  1 weeks back

                                                                  So we have Saturn’s rings but made out of junk

                                                                  • B Tango
                                                                    B Tango  1 weeks back

                                                                    We're encysting ourselves with our own trash and the rest of the universe will be spared us.

                                                                    • Jim Raynor
                                                                      Jim Raynor  1 weeks back

                                                                      just put an electromagnet on the tip of the rocket and on the sides so when debris comes it gets reflected




                                                                      **sounds of some skyscraper being hit by reflected space debris**






                                                                      fuck

                                                                      • Avabeth McGhee
                                                                        Avabeth McGhee  1 weeks back

                                                                        There's no way for the rich to get richer through space exploration, so none of us will live to see any sort of space colony. Maybe the children watching this can make it happen? But I doubt it.

                                                                        • darreng34
                                                                          darreng34  1 weeks back

                                                                          Man we're so stupid. It's a bit like that old asteroids game. But real.

                                                                          • Starcloak Starside
                                                                            Starcloak Starside  1 weeks back

                                                                            Amused. This video is kind of a cartoon of the movie Gravity.

                                                                            • Renato Medeiros
                                                                              Renato Medeiros  1 weeks back

                                                                              Noooo! I cant drive without my GPS!!!! 😳 😥😰😩🤪🤬😵😩

                                                                              • Deathnotefan97
                                                                                Deathnotefan97  1 weeks back

                                                                                I'm pretty sure the laser option would violate the law against weaponizing space

                                                                                And even if it doesn't, there will be at least 1 influential country who thinks it does

                                                                                • Eric4bz
                                                                                  Eric4bz  1 weeks back

                                                                                  My idea to salvage larger pieces of space junk would be to send a gigantic cruiser out into space. I'm talking larger than any space vessel we've ever made, but in pieces. Once assembled, it would have a section for humans, a section for storage, and a section for retrieval/processing.

                                                                                  The human bridge would consist of the usual needs any astronaut would require. A place to store and prepare food; sleeping closets, etc.

                                                                                  The collection part of the ship would feature a trawling retrieval system. Think cast net fishing that could either be dragged behind the vessel, or aimed, targeted and launched out. Once the material was snagged it would pull materials back into the hull and drop them off into a compactor, or a disassembly station. In this station, something like satellites could be manually pulled apart for electronics, solar panels, and the like. Any scrap metal would be discarded and sent to the compactor.

                                                                                  Once in the compactor, the metal would be compressed to the tightest point possible, then transported to the storage hull. Aside from any metallic scrap pressed into a cube like a crushed car, anything that was salvageable could be placed into a container and stored carefully within, like a giant warehouse.

                                                                                  When the vessel reaches maximum storage, it would take aim at the earth and launch the storage hull back to the surface where it could emptied and its materials salvaged for further use. Afterwards, another storage hull could be launched up, or the original one could be sent up after being emptied to continue the cycle.

                                                                                  As for the 'microdebris' that's up there, I think the only hope we have is a very strong, reinforced magnetic structure that could withstand something moving 30kmh.

                                                                                  • onewhosaysgoose
                                                                                    onewhosaysgoose  1 weeks back

                                                                                    6:58 Rip -bird- organic space junk

                                                                                    • Chac Schao
                                                                                      Chac Schao  1 weeks back

                                                                                      No wonder there's so many reporting of alien crashes and also why they're not visiting anymore.

                                                                                      • Pickle T H I C C
                                                                                        Pickle T H I C C  1 weeks back

                                                                                        The theme of this current society is “x thing is becoming a problem that we need to be careful of”

                                                                                        • KCelej [PL]
                                                                                          KCelej [PL]  1 weeks back

                                                                                          nuke


                                                                                          now