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#1 - Jun 28, 2011 - Astronauts make an emergency evacuation into escape pods, due "space threat":
"The space debris was detected too late for the station to perform a ducking maneuvre," a Russian space official conceded. "The six crew members were given orders to relocate to the (two) Soyuz spaceships," he added. If the station had been fatally damaged by the debris, the crew would have evacuated it completely, he said, but in the event the debris hurtled past without incident and they were able to unlock the hatches and calmly return to the station.
#2 - July 21, 2011 - NASA shuts down Shuttle program:
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After decades of inspiring millions around the globe, space shuttle Atlantis made a final, picture-perfect touchdown at Kennedy Space Center at 5:56 a.m. EDT -- ending the shuttle program.
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#3 - August 11, 2011 - USA "loses" Falcon HTV-2 vehicle:
The latest unmanned Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-2 -- a test rocket designed to fly at Mach 20, or around 13,000 miles per hour -- successfully launched at approximately 7:45 a.m. PDT Thursday and separated properly from the Minotaur IV rocket that carried it to the edge of space. But after 2,700 seconds of flight, the agency lost contact with the vehicle, which presumably sank in the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.
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#4 - August 18, 2011 - Russia "loses" $265-million comm satellite:
Russia's Federal Space Agency lost contact with a new communications satellite shortly after it launched into space due to an apparent communication glitch on the spacecraft's rocket, Russia's space agency has reported. The satellite, called Express-AM4, blasted off atop a Proton rocket on Wednesday (Aug. 17) at 5:25 p.m. EDT (2125 GMT) from the central Asian spaceport of Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where it was early Thursday morning local time.
#5 - Aug 25, 2011 - Russian rocket Soyuz carrier crashes in Siberia:
Russia on Thursday grounded its Soyuz rockets after a space ship carrying tonnes of cargo for the International Space Station (ISS) crashed into Siberia shortly after blast-off, officials said. The failed launch of the unmanned Progress capsule on a Soyuz-U rocket was a spectacular blow for Russia which proudly became the sole nation capable of taking humans to the ISS after the July withdrawal of the US space shuttle.
#6 - August 29, 2011 - NASA announces evacuation of ISS by November:
In the wake of a Russian rocket failure, NASA is considering evacuating the crew of the International Space Station later this year. The unprecedented move would mark the first time in more than 10 years that the orbiting outpost has gone unmanned. The space station evacuation is one possibility following the failure of the unmanned Russian supply spacecraft just after its Aug. 24 launch — a surprise given the reliable track record of its workhorse Soyuz rocket. The vehicle’s Progress 44 cargo craft, and its 2.9 tons of supplies bound for the International Space Station, crashed in Siberia.
#7 - Sept 22, 2011 - Comet ELENIN allegedly desintegrating as approaches its perigee:
Since September 23, the comet Elenin may be visible in the field of view of spacecoronagraph C3, installed on the spacecraft SOHO. As comet disintegrated or still disintegrating, there is a strong likelihood that we did not see anything or see it, but only after post processing of the original images (I recommend not work with JPG files, to avoid possible artifacts). On images comet will move from left to right, ”under” the Sun. It may be seen as a fuzzy, hardly visible cloud. Stay tuned.
#8 - Sept 24, 2011 - NASA dead satellite UARS crashes in the Pacific Ocean:
NASA’s decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite fell back to Earth at 12 a.m. EDT (0400 GMT), as Friday, Sept. 23, turned to Saturday, Sept. 24 on the United States east coast. The Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California has determined the satellite entered the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean at 14.1 degrees south latitude and 189.8 degrees east longitude (170.2 west longitude).
#9 - Sept 26, 2011 - China announces the launch of first module of space station TIANGONG 1:
China is making final preparations to launch its first space lab module — a prototype for a future space station — this week, state media reported. The unmanned Tiangong 1 ("Heavenly Palace") module was scheduled to lift off between Sept. 27 and 30, but a forecasted cold weather front has pushed the targeted launch date back to Sept. 29 or 30. The module will launch on a Chinese Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China.
#10 - Sept 27, 2011 - German space agency announces dead satellite to crash on Earth by late October, early November:
(...)While slightly smaller than UARS - the craft weighs 2 ½ tons - the German satellite is expected to have more pieces that survive re-entry. The German ROSAT satellite, designed to study high-energy radiation was launched in 1990 and died in 1998. (The name is an abbreviation of the word Rontgensatellit. In German X-rays are called Rontgenstrahlen.) The German space agency figures 30 pieces weighing less than 2 tons will survive re-entry. Debris may include sharp mirror shards(...)
Originally posted by homeslice
What sort of "agenda" are you suggesting...?
Edit - regarding second post. I think you are just reading into it too much. How are all these things preparing us?edit on 29-9-2011 by homeslice because: (no reason given)