posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 03:09 PM
Maybe they are reading OUR plans to take this satellite apart like ants ON a honey bun!!
Not 'UARS' to Keep: NASA Warns Against Collecting Falling Satellite's Debris
Finders not keepers
by Robert Z. Pearlman, collectSPACE.com EditorDate: 23 September 2011 Time: 01:28 PM ET
"Because this is a U.S. government satellite, any object that does reach the surface of the Earth, should it be found, is still the property of the
United States," said Nick Johnson, chief scientist of NASA's Orbital Debris Program Office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. "You do not have
the luxury of trying to sell it on eBay."
Should the satellite drop debris over the United States, which as of Friday NASA could not entirely discount given UARS's slower than previously
predicted descent, then U.S. laws will apply. Any parts found must be surrendered to the government. Pocketing pieces as souvenirs could lead to
charges of theft of government property. [6 Biggest Spacecraft to Fall Uncontrolled From Space]
NASA's interest in recovering UARS's parts has more to do with protecting the public than it does a desire to study the fragments, though orbital
debris scientists say that the smaller the parts that are found, the more they may be able to better understand what can survive controlled and
Protecting the public?
THERE LETTING A freaking SATELLITE FALL on our heads!!!!
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