And aren’t we glad that it missed US?!
Alright, we know there are some very brilliant scientists working in the space program, but are they getting a little too spacey?
One says the space junk splattered into the ocean in “a relatively uninhabited portion of the world, very remote,” NASA orbital debris scientist Mark Matney said. “This is certainly a good spot in terms of risk.”
Another gushes, “That’s the way it should be. I think that’s perfect,” said Bill Ailor, director of the Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies at the Aerospace Corp. “It’s just as good as it gets.”
(and wouldn’t YOU enjoy having a job directing and studying Out-of-Control Garbage?)
Look, of course it’s great the big piece of metal didn’t hit anybody. . .or so we guess. But this archaic and dangerous notion that there are vast, empty places and spaces where it’s completely fine to dump whatever garbage we want without some impact on the environment. . .well, that’s ignorant and reckless. AND, it’s the same attitude these folks take toward the MOON. Hence the call for a Moon Park!
All the thousands of junkchunks we sent up there will all come down. . .
Gee, I hope they don’t hit US (the U.S.)! A few fishing boats or islanders or whales or flocks of seabirds is OK. As long as Our Junk doesn’t hit US. Another great head shaker brought to us by the brilliant folks with sliderules at NASA.