February 22nd, 2012
10:59 AM ET

Zakaria: Swiss cleaning up space junk

By Fareed Zakaria, CNN

When you think of Switzerland, the image that comes to mind is pristine, clean, unlittered. In fact, no one dares litter in Switzerland for fear of a huge fine.

Well, now they've taken their cleanliness to a new level - out of this world, you might say. The Swiss have decided they are going to clean up outer space.

Clean Space One announced this week by the Swiss Space Center will be a "janitor satellite" whose mission will be to tidy up the upper atmosphere.

There are said to be more than 500,000 pieces of space junk up there. When they're done with space, I'd love for them to pay a visit to my office.

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  1. Jimmy

    Fareed needs to just shut up. So tired of him and his pro-islamist apologist rhetoric.

    February 25, 2012 at 8:10 am | Reply
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