Mar 292007

Pieces of space junk from a Russian satellite coming out of orbit narrowly missed hitting a jetliner over the Pacific Ocean overnight.

This is a rather disquieting occurrence, especially given this piece of news from the International Space Station. Bannerman wonders whether this supposed ’satellite’ or ’space junk’ which passed relatively close to the Lan Chile A340 was in fact a space-going garbage scow? NASA doesn’t think so because the timings are wrong, but who’s to say NASA isn’t covering some Russian arse?

Seems a little coincidentally suss

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