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ACKNOWLEDGING SOME OVERLOOKED SATELLITES

ACKNOWLEDGING SOME OVERLOOKED SATELLITES Since the first launches into space, rockets and parts of rockets have been crashing back to Earth. Fortunately much of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, or inhospitable mountains, or deserts, or other places that are sparsely populated. Still, there is at least one documented case of a person being struck by a piece of a reentering object from space. Reentries have been interesting to me ever since very early in my career, when I helped predict the impact zone for the Skylab space station, very large pieces of which fell onto Australia in 1979.   More



(Source: The Space Review - Jun 13)

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