Friday, January 05, 2007

Space Junk: Dangerous To Earthlings And Astronauts Authentic NASA Toys and Replicas
Despite the chances of being hit by an object floating above our heads is slim to none, the very fact that space junk can hit us should be of major concern to everyone on Earth.

(Red Orbit) A spent Russian booster rocket re-entered the atmosphere Thursday over Colorado and Wyoming, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said.

NORAD spokesman Sean Kelly said the agency was trying to confirm a report that a piece of the rocket may have hit the ground near Riverton, Wyo., at about 6 a.m. Kelly said military personnel had not yet reached the scene.

No damage was reported and the debris was not believed to be hazardous, NORAD said.

Note: There was also another report of space junk falling through someone's house. Hopefully we can find a near term solution for removing these objects from space, as they could represent a significant threat, especially since humanity will begin heading into space again.

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