Full record for space junk n.

Definition man-made debris floating in space
OED requirements antedating 1960
Earliest cite in New York Times 30 Dec
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Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for space junk n.

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1987 R. McCammon Swan Song i. i. 7 NASA's trying to repair SKY EYEs 2 and 3, but the others are space junk.
1991 E. Arnason Woman of Iron People (1992) i. iv. 143 Small planets didn't have moons. Of if they did, the moons were tiny: pieces of captured space junk.