OMFG! Space debris umbrella alert: Close call!

For those who may have dared to doubt the wisdom of creating the Palace Space Junk Monitoring Program™ to track the flaming space junk hurtling to Earth:

Man escapes as satellite piece crashes through roof

Moscow:  A Siberian resident miraculously escaped serious injury or even death when a fragment of a Russian communication satellite crashed through the roof of his house.

A Meridian satellite that was launched Friday from the Plesetsk space centre in northern Russia on board a Soyuz-2 carrier rocket crashed near the Siberian city of Tobolsk minutes after lift-off.

Eight satellite fragments were found in an area some 100 km from the city of Novosibirsk.

A titanium ball of about five kg fell on to the roof of a house in Ordyn district.

The house owner, Andrei Krivorukov, had gone out to the yard to fetch firewood minutes before the crash.

“Minutes before the crash!”  And yet, all I can think of is that it would be hilarious if Mr. Krivorukov turned out to be one of my loyal readers.  And also this:  SeeI told you so.

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About Iris Vander Pluym

Iris Vander Pluym is an artist and activist in NYC (West Village), and an unapologetic, godless, feminist lefty. Raised to believe Nice Girls™ do not discuss politics, sex or religion, it turns out those are pretty much the only topics she ever wants to talk about.

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