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Originally posted by Semoro
So there we go people, it's all over! Now they just need to find the pieces!
However it will be interesting to follow up about how much of political stir this will create as NASA tries to recover the wreckage. Here's hoping it's not in Pakistan or China!
Although it does not bother me that this has happened, what does bother me is the lack of control we had over it. I mean China and the USA had their little show with bringing down satellites a few years back to show off their own military might so why could they have not blown this up as it entered the upper atmosphere, avoiding the creation of more junk as well as leaving our minds at rest. IF you put it up there, YOU make sure it's down safely.
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Russia's last space station, the 135-tonnes Mir, crashed into the Pacific Ocean in 2001, but it was a guided descent. NASA now plans for the controlled re-entry of large spacecraft, but it did not when UARS was designed.
Originally posted by Unity_99
Unconfirmed reports of: Okotoks Alberta Canada, population 20 000.