Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NASA's Guessing Game

Hey Space Placers!

I am sure by now that you have heard about NASA's dead satellite that is going to fall out of orbit on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, somewhere, someplace. The last time NASA had such a worry was when Skylab fell from the heavens and pieces of it hit solid land.

The 10 year-old Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) weighs 13,000 pounds and can't be controlled in order to disintegrate over an ocean. Odds are 1-3200 of a piece of UARS hitting someone.

One thing is for sure. UARS will light up someone's sky when it comes in. I will keep you updated.

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