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Old 26-09-2015, 03:37   #1
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Space debris?

Just listening to Taupo ( 'Toe-Paw' in the new Unzudspeak) Radio afew mins ago on 6244 USB....

and there is a warning about falling(!) space debris over a large slab of the South Pacific ( sorry didn't get the co-ords...).

So what should one do? Tinfoil hat?.... Umbrella?.... Rum?
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Re: Space debris?

“... Last year (2010) one object (space debris) a day, on average, made an unshepherded dive into the atmosphere ...”
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Just listening to Taupo ( 'Toe-Paw' in the new Unzudspeak) Radio afew mins ago on 6244 USB....

and there is a warning about falling(!) space debris over a large slab of the South Pacific ( sorry didn't get the co-ords...).

So what should one do? Tinfoil hat?.... Umbrella?.... Rum?
Sail North ???????
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Nah, rum sounds better...
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Re: Space debris?

There was a funny story in a space & aviation magazine some while back written by someone who worked either at NASA or a related company.

Back when Skylab (or something like that) was scheduled to fall to earth, he had a big yard party to welcome it, complete with rocket juice punch and stuff, and a big X marked in the middle of the yard as a target.

His neighbor got all bent out of shape and called the law saying the guy would cause the debris to land next door to him.

So don't put an X or bullseye on your sail!
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