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Huge Tumbling Satellite Could Fall to Earth Over US Tonight or Saturday, NASA Says (UPDATED)
Space.com ^ | 9/23/11 | Tariq Malik

Posted on 09/23/2011 10:07:53 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

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To: Evil Slayer

All your deorbiting satellite space junk are belong to us!


51 posted on 09/23/2011 11:25:51 AM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: ilovesarah2012

I was hoping for Iran.


52 posted on 09/23/2011 11:27:02 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: count-your-change

LOL! good one.


53 posted on 09/23/2011 11:27:02 AM PDT by patton
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To: count-your-change

Like my M-I-L?


54 posted on 09/23/2011 11:27:43 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: IM2MAD

San Diego pass at 7:47 PDT this evening

55 posted on 09/23/2011 11:28:12 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Eepsy

This could not be considered an ‘Act of God’ by an insurance company. It would be no different than an aircraft crashing on your house. They owner of the aircraft is responsible for your damages, you just ask the the insurance company to subrogate the claim.........


56 posted on 09/23/2011 11:29:50 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Evil Slayer
as usual, they have no idea when or where it will happen. none, zip, nada. Just like global warming and hurricane predictions. My guess is as good as thiers. They don't have a clue. My faith in any scientific predictions becoming reality is long gone.
57 posted on 09/23/2011 11:30:20 AM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Best I not say.


58 posted on 09/23/2011 11:31:21 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Abathar
and it would be fun to have that on your tombstone

Now, that there is funny!!!

59 posted on 09/23/2011 11:31:37 AM PDT by whodathunkit
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To: count-your-change

First I couldn’t get my hands on an HP 32GB Touchpad....now this.


60 posted on 09/23/2011 11:32:37 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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To: Evil Slayer

If it lands in Palestine, Texas i’m packing my bags for heaven.


61 posted on 09/23/2011 11:32:59 AM PDT by wolfman
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To: Myrddin

What did you say the top speed of your Sportster is?


62 posted on 09/23/2011 11:35:45 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Myrddin
It is supposed to leave a 500 mile long debris track on the way down. It is also supposed to have a nuclear power supply. Potentially a "dirty bomb" consequence if the contents leak as it breaks up.

No nuclear material on board this one. They're just very concerned you might cut yourself on sharp piece of metal. (Yea, right) They're actually worried you might sell a piece for big bucks on ebay.

from Space.com: "We always tell people not to go pick things up because that is always safe," Johnson said. "You are much more likely to get cut by some sharp edge on a piece — there are no hazardous materials [and] there are no radiological materials [aboard]. So it is always best to leave it where it is, notify your local authorities and they will contact us and we will work whatever needs to be worked."

http://www.space.com/12923-uars-satellite-debris-ebay.html

63 posted on 09/23/2011 11:37:00 AM PDT by Jed Eckert
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Odds of being hit by a piece of it 1 in 3200.

The odds of me personally getting hit, or the odds of the United States getting hit? Because there's no way that there's 1 in 3200 odds in the US that I am going to get hit by that, unless they are expecting about 90,000 people to get hit by this thing.

64 posted on 09/23/2011 11:47:03 AM PDT by Koblenz (The Dem Platform, condensed: 1. Tax and Spend. 2. Cut and Run. 3. Man on Man)
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To: Evil Slayer
And of course we don't have a functional antimissile defense system capable of reducing it to small harmless pieces.

After spending how much?

65 posted on 09/23/2011 11:48:37 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Evil Slayer

Oh, if only we could direct it to Mecca! The irony of space rock worshippers being hit by space debris is just too good!


66 posted on 09/23/2011 11:52:31 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: IM2MAD
http://www.lizard-tail.com/isana/lab/orb/misc/uars_path.html
67 posted on 09/23/2011 11:52:40 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Evil Slayer
The biggest piece should weigh about 300 pounds.

And land smack dab on my henhouse. Insurance will find some excuse not to pay. :^(

68 posted on 09/23/2011 11:53:08 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly ("Hit 'em again, Todd!!")
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To: RckyRaCoCo

As a consolation prize, if you’ll come up with an absolutely true conspiracy theory about the satellite was shot down by....?..., I’ll send you 32GB (cheap) and what you do with them is your affair.


69 posted on 09/23/2011 11:58:28 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: steve86

The Sporty tops out at 115. It’s parked in my garage in Idaho. I have the Versys in San Diego. Top speed 128 MPH. My big Roadliner can reach 142 MPH. All on a closed track. If it manages to dump a toxic trail as plotted, much of my usual path home via I-15 is impacted.


70 posted on 09/23/2011 11:59:06 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Carry_Okie

Forget an anti-missile defense system. How about a good old fashioned self-destruct mechanism? Would a battery and a detonator, of some kind, aboard cost as much as damages paid if this sucker lands on people?


71 posted on 09/23/2011 11:59:15 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: Roscoe Karns; Perdogg; Virginia Ridgerunner; Fudd Fan

If the satellite is the size of a bus, then wouldn’t it be logical that Barack Obama will throw this “satellite the size of a bus ‘under the bus’”?


72 posted on 09/23/2011 12:00:50 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Carry_Okie

The function of the antimissile defense system is simply to cause the incoming warhead to miss its target and/or fail to detonate when it gets there.

Got that stuff going, but plumb forgot to put the Hoover in the package to clean up.

Sorry about that.


73 posted on 09/23/2011 12:04:06 PM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((485 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: steve86
What did you say the top speed of your Sportster is?

Is that a European or African Sportster?

74 posted on 09/23/2011 12:09:26 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: Evil Slayer
This story was updated at 2:04 p.m. ET

A huge, dead satellite tumbling to Earth is falling slower than expected, and may now plummet down somewhere over the United States tonight or early Saturday, despite forecasts that it would miss North America entirely, NASA officials now say.

The 6 1/2-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) was expected to fall to Earth sometime this afternoon (Sept. 23), but changes in the school bus-size satellite's motion may push it to early Saturday, according to NASA's latest observations of the spacecraft.

LINK

75 posted on 09/23/2011 12:11:56 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (PDS=someone that doesnt dream dates up of a Palin announcement;nor act as Palins campaign manager)
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To: Myrddin
I don't believe it,..the damned thing is tracking right over me.

Time to go buy a lotto ticket.


76 posted on 09/23/2011 12:18:39 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Hopefully, it will fall on the UN building.


77 posted on 09/23/2011 12:19:00 PM PDT by BigFinn
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To: ilovesarah2012

Weren’t they saying somewhere over water yesterday?I wonder if this will disrupt Obama’s vacation? Wasn’t he suppose to go on another one?


78 posted on 09/23/2011 12:19:08 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (PDS=someone that doesnt dream dates up of a Palin announcement;nor act as Palins campaign manager)
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To: Myrddin
...reach 142 MPH. All on a closed track

If there was ever a time to ignore posted speed limits THIS IS IT!!!

79 posted on 09/23/2011 12:21:38 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: LibWhacker

Roswell, NM. 8:23pm local time tonight. Book it.


80 posted on 09/23/2011 12:22:07 PM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: READINABLUESTATE
How did it go rogue in the first place?


81 posted on 09/23/2011 12:27:00 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (PDS=someone that doesnt dream dates up of a Palin announcement;nor act as Palins campaign manager)
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To: WSGilcrest

That is mighty close to the CA. coast.Is that accurate or projected guessing?


82 posted on 09/23/2011 12:30:39 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (PDS=someone that doesnt dream dates up of a Palin announcement;nor act as Palins campaign manager)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I don’t believe they did not know where it was landing. I also wonder why they went to the astroid to study it rather than going to this equipment to blow it up.

They are just breaking eggs - too many humans stinking up their globe anyway. Human life is trash to them this administration. I want congressional hearings on this. The priorities here are up-side-down.


83 posted on 09/23/2011 12:30:55 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: jpsb

If one person gets killed by the government’s equipment falling from space, that is 100% too many lives sacrificed for the them. They could have blown it up in space.


84 posted on 09/23/2011 12:32:43 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: alancarp

LOL, OMG, you’re right! Be wild if it came down on Roswell. The govt would never live it down.


85 posted on 09/23/2011 12:33:48 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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Where is Bruce Willis when we need him????


86 posted on 09/23/2011 12:37:19 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced. Winners do not compromise!)
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To: Carry_Okie

Obama cut the funding.


87 posted on 09/23/2011 12:37:46 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (PDS=someone that doesnt dream dates up of a Palin announcement;nor act as Palins campaign manager)
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To: WSGilcrest

Since San Fransisco is in proximity to the projected crash zone, maybe we’ll get lucky and it winds up landing on Pelosi’s head.


88 posted on 09/23/2011 12:46:31 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

accurate guessing?


89 posted on 09/23/2011 12:50:12 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The track I posted was calculated by the Heavens Above site using my lat/lon and request fot visible passes. Not a guess, but the bird may crash before that point in time.


90 posted on 09/23/2011 12:51:00 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Eepsy

My policy specifically excludes “space debris”, natural and man made. I chuckled when I read it but now...


91 posted on 09/23/2011 12:52:28 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: LibWhacker
And this guy will cream his pants.


92 posted on 09/23/2011 12:53:09 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: USNBandit
on the bright side, we get to try out our 'star wars' laser shield...

whats that ??? we didnt build it ??? nevermind...better grab an umbrella...

93 posted on 09/23/2011 12:58:37 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Evil Slayer

94 posted on 09/23/2011 1:01:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: BigFinn
Hopefully, it will fall on the UN building.

I'm rooting for Mecca, myself.

95 posted on 09/23/2011 1:02:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet
Sorry about that.

Not in the spec. Rev 2.

I've been in military aerospace manufacturing and a fair bit of it was a corrupt racket.

IIRC, the Russian system, which existed before SDI, simply sends a nuke up there to blast it. Maybe we should put out a contract on it.

96 posted on 09/23/2011 1:03:34 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Odds of being hit by a piece of it 1 in 3200. Seem kinda high to you?

If those are the odds, then 10,000 people in America will likely be hit by pieces of it.

97 posted on 09/23/2011 1:18:30 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: montyspython
"... landing on Pelosi’s head."

Wonder if anybody would be able to tell the difference in a before/after picture?

98 posted on 09/23/2011 1:24:18 PM PDT by al44
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To: J. Worthington

We’ll keep you updated. BTW, is your sister’s moose-bite healing okay?


99 posted on 09/23/2011 1:28:44 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Gettin Betta

The difference is that in this case the scientists (or more likely engineers) are saying “We don’t know” which is a whole lot more credible than “The science is settled”.


100 posted on 09/23/2011 1:32:44 PM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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