End of Space – Creating a Prison for Humanity

  • Published on: 25 November 2018
  • To support Kurzgesagt and learn more about Brilliant, go to https://www.brilliant.org/nutshell and sign up for free. The first 688 people that go to that link will get 20% off the annual Premium subscription.

    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.

    Sources and further reading:

    Support us on Patreon so we can make more videos (and get cool stuff in return): https://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt?ty=h

    Steady: https://steadyhq.com/de/kurzgesagt
    Merchandise:  https://shop.kurzgesagt.org
    Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cRUQxz
    Facebook: http://bit.ly/1NB6U5O
    Twitter: http://bit.ly/2DDeT83
    Instagram: http://bit.ly/2DEN7r3
    Discord: https://discord.gg/cB7ycdv

    The Voice of Kurzgesagt:
    Steve Taylor: http://voice-pool.com/en/english/

    The music of the video here:
    Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/2w8eYsN
    Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2xpnhU2
    Facebook: http://bit.ly/2qW6bY4

    Sean McGuinness, Kris Lang, Ashwin Rajesh, Trent Brown, Jens Jakobsson, Aleksandr Panchenko, James Ringold, Szabó Márton, Anson Thong, Eric Larmouth, Nnenna, Michael Wagner, Marco pescia, Ryan Luong, John Graves, Olivia Aramendi, Steve Austin, Yue Wu, Dire, Naked Vin, Anas Alamri, Cheryl Wang, Paco, Ben Cannon, Corentin Bienassis, Jan Šimonek, ceemdee, Carsten Müller, Kevin Templar, Robert Rosca, Gor Isajanyan, Lucas Meyer, Simon Sotak, devor, oligo, Diagon, Quentin Domon, Jérôme Grossé, Étienne-senpai, Soeren Apel, Tor Valstrøm, Nagamasa Inomata, Cesar Salazar, HYBRID, Morgan Allen, Arthur Tong, Giovanni Lanzoni, Jacob Niebloom, Marcus Julin, Cliff Warnstaedt, Gauste, Roger Cawkwell, Abhishek Modi, Joey Ephron, Julius Nass, Christian Kaiser, Ada Napiorkowski, Nathanael Baker, Alex Podgorski

    Help us caption & translate this video!https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
  • Runtime : 8:39
  • Space junk Space debris Space garbage space waste space travel debris field space colonization moon base rocket satellite atmosphere orbit low earth orbit space station broken satellite defunct global communication GPS Navigation ISS Smartphone Internet weather data asteroid tracking laser ranging thermal imaging chain reaction capture and return electro magnet laser space adventure interstellar gravity Kessler Syndrome


  • Enzo Malena
    Enzo Malena   5 hours ago

    Sounds to me like the government just wants an excuse to build a death star.

  • Praetor Eaz
    Praetor Eaz   17 hours ago

    Anyone who has disliked this video i really am desperate to know why? Plz i am literally begging. just tell me why did you dislike it. What did you not like here.

  • Kayla CB
    Kayla CB   19 hours ago

    Literally the inciting incident in the movie "Gravity."

  • Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon   23 hours ago

    Seriously no part of civilisation ever thinks 1 second ahead. As long as it’s useful right now apparently it’s fine to do it.

  • Riley
    Riley   1 days ago

    Laughs in SpaceX reusable rockets

  • Subbu Mettu
    Subbu Mettu   1 days ago

    Please send this to NASA, to get their shit together

  • Papalak
    Papalak   3 days ago

    can't we make those junks a ring like saturn's?

  • ShowMeYourTuts
    ShowMeYourTuts   5 days ago

    I feel like there are aliens out there, they're just to occupied laughing at us to make contact.

  • fjf sjdnx
    fjf sjdnx   5 days ago

    If there is so much shit floating around earth, how come on recent streams and videos uploaded by people on the ISS doent show any of it?

  • Niall
    Niall   6 days ago

    The junk swarm will be our message to the Galaxy, a detectable sign of intelligence

  • Penguin Hunter
    Penguin Hunter   6 days ago

    I read one of this theory, Japanese professor say it might cause war out of misunderstanding too... horrible.

  • Adam Almalki
    Adam Almalki   6 days ago

    but the rockets can be launched in the same direction of the junk and at the same speed to avoid hard collisions

  • Eemil Takala
    Eemil Takala   1 weeks ago

    Hahaha youre funny, humans trapping themselves lol

  • Luis Ortiz
    Luis Ortiz   1 weeks ago


  • Jorji Costava
    Jorji Costava   1 weeks ago

    Change the words colision for contact, debry for corona and destroy for killThere you go

  • Jorji Costava
    Jorji Costava   1 weeks ago

    I'm amazed how we do everything we do just to kill ourselfs

  • Trolling Libtards
    Trolling Libtards   1 weeks ago

    President Trump and Elon Musk are building a low orbit ICBM defense network that will cement America's place as the world's lone military superpower for the next 50 years...

  • Trolling Libtards
    Trolling Libtards   1 weeks ago

    Living on any planet that humans can reach in their lifetime would be like living in a prison cell...

  • Night beWheat
    Night beWheat   1 weeks ago

    I like that Rocket that was going to orbit at the begining.