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Caught on the live cameras onboard the ISS on the 30th July 2012 a strange triangle object passed to the right of the station. This object appears metallic, and appears to be drifting silently past. Such a large object should not be floating about so close to such an expensive piece of equipment. Surely if it were junk there would be mayhem onboard. This leads me to believe the crew know these objects are of no danger as they are under intelligent control. It doesnt get much better than this to be honest. A clear sighting of a UFO next to the ISS clear as day.
It doesnt get much better than this to be honest. A clear sighting of a UFO next to the ISS clear as day.
Originally posted by antar
reply to post by visualmiscreant
I wonder who actually funds this program? If every cent of taxes went into the secret missions it could not come close to the current cost of keeping it private and undercover. Just think, at some point those who know and those who pay for it read ATS and laugh at us.
It is a small world.
(Reuters) - An upgraded Russian unmanned spacecraft successfully linked up with the International Space Station on Sunday on its second attempt to test a new docking system, Russia's space agency said.
The Progress ship re-docked with the Pirs module at 0100 GMT (9 p.m. EDT on Saturday), the Russian space agency Roscomos said in a statement, for a brief final stay before the single-use craft, laden with space station trash, is due to burn up on re-entry over the Pacific Ocean on July 30.
35 Q: How much of it is “space junk”?
A: Very, very little, actually – if you use the standard definition of “space junk” to mean other satellites and pieces off of them, which constitute an impact hazard to human space missions and automated satellites as well. Because all orbiting objects are moving at tremendous speeds in different directions, when they do pass closely to each other, they zip past at several miles per second. Thus they are extremely difficult to detect visually. Anything that was seen over a period of time longer than a few seconds would have to have been something closely following the observer, and thus associated with the vehicle from which the observation was being made. Now, that's unless it was somebody else’s vehicle deliberately keeping pace, of course. But "space junk" as we commonly use the term? Hardly ever, maybe never.