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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:46 PM
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Woman Hit by Space Junk, Lives to Tell the Tale


www.foxnews.com

And you thought lightning strikes were rare.

A defunct NASA satellite is set to plunge to Earth, with a 1-in-3,200 chance that someone could get hurt, according to the space agency. That has many wondering: What’s it like to get hit with a piece of space junk?

Lottie Williams -- perhaps the only person in history to ever get hit by falling space junk -- knows the answer. Back in January of 1997, she and two friends were walking through a park in Tulsa, Oklahoma around 3:30 a.m. when they saw a
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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:46 PM
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The only person known to be hit by space junk...wow...

With all the hoopla lately about the falling satellite I thought this would be interesting to share. This junk was similar to the fuel tank of the Delta II rocket that launched a US airforce satellite but never fully confirmed.

What are the odds?!?

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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:51 PM
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Originally posted by ziggyproductions05


The only person known to be hit by space junk...wow...

With all the hoopla lately about the falling satellite I thought this would be interesting to share. This junk was similar to the fuel tank of the Delta II rocket that launched a US airforce satellite but never fully confirmed.

What are the odds?!?

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


Perhaps 'cos the others didn't live to tell the tale...



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:51 PM
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Double post.
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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:51 PM
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wouldnt mind it hitting my house and car

think about it new house new car new everythign you own.

nasa has to compensate for destruction of private property.

yeah it sucks but it can also be beneficial under some circumstances.

from what i have heard tho they say its going to strike on the eastern coast so most people have no worries.
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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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No reason to doubt the story but I find this odd.
The Fox article says this:

Williams then sent it CORD (the Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies), where they did further analysis confirming the piece of blackened, woven material to be part of the fuel tank of a Delta II rocket that had launched a U.S. Air Force satellite in 1996.

www.foxnews.com...

The CORD article says this:

The debris that struck Ms. Williams has not been examined to confirm its origin.

www.aero.org...



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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What are the odds?!?

 


According to NASA it's 1 in 3200.



Given that there are weekly lottery winners with prize payout odds of 1 in 8,000,000 I think the odds aren't even in our favor really...




posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 08:58 PM
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Wow... talk about God hitting the smite button and forgetting to correct for crosswind... this is right up there with the stewardess (occured back in the 70/80's if I remeber right) who fell 33k feet while strapped into her chair from the plane explosion. The part of the plane she was in somehow remain intact, and she was able to sruvice the plunge...


which again, would be God hitting the smite button and forgetting to correct for cross wind.


Originally posted by boncho
reply to post by ziggyproductions05


What are the odds?!?

 


According to NASA it's 1 in 3200.



Given that there are weekly lottery winners with prize payout odds of 1 in 8,000,000 I think the odds aren't even in our favor really...



You really threw some sunshine down on that one.....
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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 09:00 PM
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Arent those the odds for the current satellite thats about to fall? I think the odds are meant like this - there is a 1/3200 chance that 1 person could be injured out,,



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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thanks for pointing that out. Im trying to find more info on this now.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 09:04 PM
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I think the odds of it hitting 'someone' was 1 in 3,200. However the odds of it hitting a particular person, ie; yourself, were a lot longer... I'm sure it was more like 1 in 22,000,000,000



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by ziggyproductions05
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Arent those the odds for the current satellite thats about to fall? I think the odds are meant like this - there is a 1/3200 chance that 1 person could be injured out,,


I assumed odds on falling satellite debris would be the same. But you are right both cases are probably different.


And I think you are right about the second part too, I need to consult my bookie.



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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 09:25 PM
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I've been thinking lately about when Skylab fell in 1979. There was a strange phenomenon associated with it. I wanted to find a link before I brought this up, but for some reason I can't find a damn thing on it.

Anyway, in the months before it de-orbited, it seems there were a lot of Asians (all or almost all men) who woke up screaming "Skylab!" and died of heart attacks. It was all over the news at the time; funny I can't turn anything up. I hate to admit that I found the entire thing hilarious....



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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anyone watch Northern Exposure?

when Rick became one with the satellite? and they had to make that special coffin? and then everyone at the funeral just started laughing?



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 10:55 PM
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Originally posted by Ex_CT2
Anyway, in the months before it de-orbited, it seems there were a lot of Asians (all or almost all men) who woke up screaming "Skylab!" and died of heart attacks. It was all over the news at the time; funny I can't turn anything up. I hate to admit that I found the entire thing hilarious....



I followed the reentry of Skylab quote closely when I was a young kid.
In fact it was only about a year ago that I threw out the clippings I'd collected from the newspapers at the time.
I dont recall ever reading that strange story.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 11:00 PM
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They wouldn't give you fair value for all you stuff.

you would end up getting a worse car, cheaper smaller home, non of your personal items and probably somehow be pout into debt.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 11:18 PM
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Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by Ex_CT2
Anyway, in the months before it de-orbited, it seems there were a lot of Asians (all or almost all men) who woke up screaming "Skylab!" and died of heart attacks. It was all over the news at the time; funny I can't turn anything up. I hate to admit that I found the entire thing hilarious....



I followed the reentry of Skylab quote closely when I was a young kid.
In fact it was only about a year ago that I threw out the clippings I'd collected from the newspapers at the time.
I dont recall ever reading that strange story.

You're kidding me. My brother and I used to talk about it all the time, when it was happening. But the fact that you, having collected all those stories, haven't heard about it just makes it more weird. And the fact that I couldn't find anything online--even on Wikipedia. I'm mystified....



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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Originally posted by BohemianBrim
anyone watch Northern Exposure?

when Rick became one with the satellite? and they had to make that special coffin? and then everyone at the funeral just started laughing?

Good times. Amazing show.

So did this thing land on her and fell off later and that's how she found it?



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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Originally posted by boncho

Given that there are weekly lottery winners with prize payout odds of 1 in 8,000,000 I think the odds aren't even in our favor really...



So Lottie should have bought a Lotto ticket ;-)

And also, you lessen the odds by avoiding walking in a patk at 3am in the morning. Looks likhe God might not play dice, but you can almost hear him yell "Bingo!"



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 12:03 AM
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Originally posted by Ex_CT2

Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by Ex_CT2
Anyway, in the months before it de-orbited, it seems there were a lot of Asians (all or almost all men) who woke up screaming "Skylab!" and died of heart attacks. It was all over the news at the time; funny I can't turn anything up. I hate to admit that I found the entire thing hilarious....



I followed the reentry of Skylab quote closely when I was a young kid.
In fact it was only about a year ago that I threw out the clippings I'd collected from the newspapers at the time.
I dont recall ever reading that strange story.

You're kidding me. My brother and I used to talk about it all the time, when it was happening. But the fact that you, having collected all those stories, haven't heard about it just makes it more weird. And the fact that I couldn't find anything online--even on Wikipedia. I'm mystified....

YAY! I finally found confirmation:

Source


Ely Alonzagay

i remember the several years age of yong, the story of SKYLAB a lot filipino becomed dead which heart felure ...scary,knows the lord creator of earth heaven , to safe people


It's not much, but at least someone else remembers it. Also, it wasn't just filipinos; it was fairly common in several Asian countries.

(Thank God. Sometimes I have this experience like I've fallen into a parallel universe, and nobody remembers many of the things I remember....)





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