Art by Frank Tinsley, from Steps in the Race to Outer Space (November 1958)
Frank Tinsley artwork
By 1970, our solar system will be filled with expended satellites – whirling aimlessly in space with dead batteries and electronic equipment, their missions long since completed. As space traffic increases, these derelicts will have to be captured and put out of orbit to keep flight paths clear. For this task, special towboats will be designed and crews trained.