Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Note from Chicken Little

Heads up! It looks like a rather large US spy satellite will be plummeting back down to Earth in the next month or so. News reports indicate that at least some parts of the spacecraft will survive atmospheric reentry and impact the surface, possibly in North America.

The NRO's US-193 was launched in late 2006 but it lost power, failed to reach its assigned orbit and was apparently never operational.

The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security are supposedly developing contingency plans. Hmmm.... I wonder if my homeowner's insurance covers damage from falling space junk?

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