Tar and Abby

Friday, September 23, 2011

this just geeks me out - from my Twitter feed

NASA
It's possible that is down by now. (Everybody OK out there?) We're waiting for confirmation from US Strategic Command.

Update: ..........crickets. Nobody is saying anything. Nobody knows where the thing landed!

12 hours later

NASA
We're standing by for location updates from the U.S. Joint Space Operations Center. No reports of any damage or injury.

and then this

Dead satellite likely fell into Pacific Ocean--maybe


sigh....

11 comments:

S'A said...

I agree! I don't understand why they didn't seem to know where it was at every moment. And surely they had to know the second it hit the atmosphere? (Actually, I was kinda hoping a little bit of it would fall on the store where I work so I could have a vacation while they fixed the damage. No such luck!)

Sam said...

You know I have that feed too. How can they track any and everything but this mystified them.
Sounds like a real hmmmmmmm?

Bob said...

I wore a hard hat all day, just in case.

MakingSpace said...

I didn't realize people were really concerned. It was that serious? I'm sure it's all over now.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Hysterical! I was thinking that maybe the debris fell on them and they weren't able to report it ;)
Oh, and too bad for the news people. I think they were all hoping for some more death and destruction to report.

froggy said...

Allow me to get all geeky for a moment...
there was a 1 in 3,200 somebody could be hit by a piece - largest estimated to be about 300 lbs. Of course it was a 1 in a couple trillion that it would actually be you...
"Over the whole surface area of Earth, that translates to 18,000 to 84,000 meteorites bigger than 10 grams per year" - from our friends at Cornell.
This kind of stuff just thrills me. Probably because I came of age during the first run of the very first Star Trek. Also remember, vividly, man walking on the moon for the first time. Also totally geeked that I have a little satellite dish on my roof.
Okay... I'll stop now... :-)

MakingSpace said...

OK, continue gettin' your geek on, froggy. Heh.

froggy said...

Wait until I post my UFO encounters again.....

MakingSpace said...

Oh my! There are sides of you I never knew...

Joy said...

I wanted Sky Lab to fall on my car, so they would get me a new one. I remember all those things, too. The moon landing was a couple of months before my son was born. 1969 was an eventful year - Manson murders, RFK assassination, Woodstock, etc.

I don't get this cricket thing. It's supposed to mean silence? Have you ever heard crickets? Not silent!

froggy said...

crickets is all you can hear...!