posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 07:43 PM
I've been watching it circle the globe on Heavens-Above, and this morning it was quite far away from North America. This evening, it is inching
closer (last orbit in the 7 CST hour), slicing over Central America and the Caribbean Islands. I can see its trajectory changing and slowing. There
is a chance it could fall in North America.
The last time I saw space debris was when I was living east of the DFW area when the shuttle exploded overhead in February 2003. I took a drive and
saw blackened debris off I-20 going east towards Louisiana. The pieces I saw fell in the grassy median of the highway. I was amazed that nobody was
hit. It was also a terrible tragedy which made me feel awful just to see the debris of the Columbia which was supposed to carry the astronauts home
safely but blew up instead.
Best case scenario for this event is that nobody gets hit ANYWHERE in the world, nobody's property is damaged, and perhaps a few people walk away
with a few little souvenirs.....In any case, I'll be out this evening watching the skies....