When satellites reach the end of their working lives, they may pose a threat to other spacecraft as they continue to orbit in a dormant state for many decades. But now a new way to deorbit ageing satellites in a safe manner is nearing its first test in space.
We recently reported that one of the best action stars around, Jackie Chan, was planning on retiring.
Last year was definitely a sad time for Trekkies as Leonard Nimoy announced he was retiring from acting.
Anybody who's followed the life and career of George Lucas knows that as optimistic as American Grafitti and Star Wars are, he's got a fairly pessimistic world view.