Nice Exit Strategy NASA, a Satellite the Size of a Bus to Crash to Earth

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This weekend might be a good time to clean out your basement, or maybe spend some time riding the subway. Pretty much anything you can do to stay below ground would be a good idea because NASA is telling us that an upper atmosphere satellite the size of a city bus is going to crash to the Earth and the really good news is they don’t have a clue as to where. All I have to say is ” Great planning guys.” Are you kidding with this? You know that someone out there has been having really bad luck lately. You know when you’re going through one of those Murphy’s Law phases of your life when anything that can go wrong, will? Well, Friday could be one of those days for someone if NASA is right. “Reentry is expected Sept. 23, plus or minus a day,” the space agency said on its website. “It is too early to say exactly when UARS will reenter and what geographic area may be affected, but NASA is watching the satellite closely. “Experts believe it could make landfall virtually anywhere in the Western Hemisphere, from Canada to the southern point of South America. A more specific location will not be known until about two hours before reentry. The 6.5-ton UARS measures 35 feet long and 14 feet wide. NASA believes that while the object will burn during reentry, as many as 26 “potentially hazardous objects” could survive with a total weight of about 1,100 pounds. I’ve always wanted to spend some time in the Lincoln Tunnel, maybe this is that perfect weekend for it. For more on the killer satellite, check out our friends at [Techiebuzz]

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Scott St. John

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