BEDFORD, MA – iRobot announced this week that, in partnership with SpaceX, they will launch their latest robot vacuum into geosynchronous orbit with Earth to clean up space trash.
Nasa lazily declared that 500,000 pieces of debris, or “space junk,” are tracked as they orbit the Earth.
“We don’t employ space janitors here at Nasa,” said Montel Wilder, Nasa’s head of HR. “We need to get the Maid Brigade up there to take out the trash!”
Space debris travels at speeds up to 17,500 mph, fast enough for a relatively small piece of orbital debris to damage a satellite or a spacecraft. iRobot jumped at the opportunity as it would take up to two years to train a human janitor to become an astronaut.
“We actually wanted to launch our first robot vacuum with a cat in a spacesuit because it would be super cute,” said Deborah Eaton Director of PR for iRobot. “But our lawyers said it would break the internet.”