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Sunday, January 27, 2008

What Goes Up, Must Come Down-


Just as we were finally breathing a sigh of relief about that asteroid not hitting earth this week, this morning we wake up to news that there's something else out there, and this one is not going to miss-

Satellite 'the size of a bus' could crash to Earth

Telegraph.co.uk
27/01/2008

A large spy satellite is out of control and could crash to Earth in the next few weeks, a US government official has warned. The satellite could land anywhere on the planet and may contain hazardous materials, the unnamed source told the AP news wire.
While the US government is yet to release any information about the craft, John Pike of the defence research group GlobalSecurity.org said that it is most likely a photo-reconnaissance satellite, weighing as much as 20,000lb (9,000kg) and the size of a bus. It is believed to contain hydrazine, a common rocket fuel, which is hazardous to humans.

So, fellow campers, keep an eye peeled. According to our Fearless Leaders, it might burn up on rentry, but it might not. It might come down in the ocean, or it might come down on land. Nobody knows really, so it might be best to keep one eye on the sky, and don't go outside without an umbrella...

13 comments:

Malach the Merciless said...

Ebay here I come!

C.Rag said...

We need Bruce Willis & Ben Affleck.

Hungry Mother said...

I'm a lot more worried about what Bush and Cheney might do to the world in the next weeks.

Colonel Colonel said...

Malach: We can really hit the jackpot if we can find a burned-up fragment of the satellite that has the face of the Virgin Mary seared into it.

C.Rag: Or maybe Chuck Norris.

HungryMo: Well, yes, there is that...

Tequila Mockingbird said...

SWEET! a big chunk of shit with hazardous materials could come flying into the earth at any time? wow, this really creates some suspense.

Beach Bum said...

Saw a guy try and sell aluminum foil hats during the time the Mir space station was coming down. His "logic" was that the odds of hitting the average person was very small, those wearing aluminum foil would have even smaller odds. Truth be told I could deal with the thing coming down on my house as long as my family is out to get rid of the thing.

Phoebe Fay said...

Fiery space shit that could kill us in an instant? Sounds like a good excuse to open one of the good bottles.

sirdar said...

Hmmm...I missed the news that I was supposed to be worried about an asteroid hitting the earth. I guess I didn't get the memo. I'll put in a help desk request so I get the news next time....

Buzzardbilly said...

Why am I now concerned that the fiery space junk will sear through some glacier and unearth Godzilla?

Malicious Intent said...

I have my aluminum space hat on, got the lemonade ready, burgers on the grill, and tuned into the radio station (since we most likely will all loose our TV's when this sucker hits.) Yeah, I am ready, bring it on baby!

AngryMan said...

John Belushi warned us of these dangers.

Colonel Colonel said...

T-Bird: I'm cueing the music from 'Jaws' as we speak...

Beach Bum: Dead-Satellites: The Ultimate Urban Renewal.

Phoebe: Fiery Falling Space Shit would be a great name for a band.

Sirdar: With Bush in charge there's always so much to worry about, so we concentrate on the ones that are the most fun.

BB: Look on the bright side- Maybe Godzilla would eat Bushy & Cheney.

MI: PAAAARTY!!!

Angryman: John was a God, and has much to teach us in these Troubled Times.

pissed off patricia said...

Wow, what a way to go. Killed by a falling satellite the size of a bus. That would probably make headlines.

When it hits and if someone gets hurt in the US, ya think bush will invade outer space?