In the last fifty-five years, the space surrounding the Earth has gone from being almost devoid of junk to being clogged with man-made items that threaten launches, active satellites, and the International Space Station (ISS). According to NASA, more than 21,000 particles the size of a softball were being tracked in 2013, with an estimated 500,000 bits the size of a marble believed to exist. Over 100 million much smaller things, as little as a speck of paint, are impossible to detect or track. Around 1,100 active satellites make up around 6% of all Earth-orbiting objects; the remainder is garbage. Humans have been exploring space for as long as we can remember, leading to irreparable consequences. Thousands of dead satellites orbit our globe, along with bits of debris from all the rockets we have fired throughout the years. This could become a problem in the future.