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Originally posted by randomname
the u.s. spent all their money bailing out banks and invading deserts now they can't even afford to go to space for the next 10 years and are going to have to hitch rides with russia.
or it's all b.s. and they are way behind solid booster rockets and antique space shuttles and are using top secret anti-gravity vehicles that people all over the world are mistaking for extraterrestrial u.f.o.'s.
but i'm leaning on flat broke.
I don't want to see China's or anyone else's craft get hit by that debris, but I hope that as it narrowly misses them when it zips by their space station, they will realize that satellite test was probably a really bad idea.
The intentional destruction on Jan. 11 of China's Fengyun-1C weather satellite via an anti-satellite (ASAT) device launched by the Chinese has created a mess of fragments fluttering through space. ...
NASA estimates that the number of debris larger than 1 centimeter is greater than 35,000 bits of riff-raff.
"Any of these debris has the potential for seriously disrupting or terminating the mission of operational spacecraft in low Earth orbit," Johnson pointed out. "This satellite breakup represents the most prolific and serious fragmentation in the course of 50 years of space operations," he said.