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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, '12, 2:07 pm 
Another big piece of space junk will soon be falling back to earth and as of now they have no idea when or where it will fall: ... 05830.html

This is getting ridiculous!!! Hope no one is hurt by this.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, '12, 2:19 pm 
I think I'll have to take my steel umbrella if I go out this weekend :p

Speaking seriously, I think the space agencies should to something about the debris that may fall on Earth, either by destroying them before they fall, or to build some sort of automated vehicle that is able to disassemble or retrieve the objects that are polluting our orbit.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, '12, 1:39 am 
The story says this thing still has fuel in it and part of it was designed for Earth re-entry. This leaves me wondering why someone doesn't try to control the descent to some degree. I doubt they could actually land the craft, based on the article, but maybe they could at least increase how much of it is burned up in the atmosphere.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, '12, 7:36 am 
Looks like our worries are over and for naught as the recent falling space junk has fallen in the ocean according to what I just read: ... nce-space/


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