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    Default Iridium satellite crash

    WOW, Iridium had a little problem today!!
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090212/...e_collision_13
    Doesn't look like it will cause any major issues, long term.
    EricL

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    Probably a cover story for the Chinese shooting down one of our sats.

    Seriously though, space junk is becoming a massive problem and this event doesn't help that one bit. Fortunate that it was at a higher altitude where manned flights don't venture, but that also means that the new junk fields will be up there for hundreds of years.

    We're gonna have to figure out a way to start removing space junk pretty soon. Especially with all the other new entries into the "space race" from other countries to private enterprises. I half expect NASA to be budgeting for cinder blocks and blue tarps in the near future.
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    Time for a space maid. Perhaps the vacuum ship on SpaceBalls.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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