Thursday, February 12, 2009

Midair at FL26400.

After a fender bender like that, how do you swap insurance info?

Did anyone breathalyze the computer aboard the Russkie satellite? I bet it reeked of vodka...

8 comments:

IZinterrogator said...

Yeah, but the Iridium satellite was probably talking on the phone, not paying attention to the road ahead of it.

Tam said...

LOL! :D

State College John said...

I'm sure this was totally an accident. Totally. There's no possibility at all that Iridium 33 shook hands with Russia's 'defunct' cold war era military satellite.

Zero chance.

Really.

Anonymous said...

Iridium used to belong to the bin Laden family. Just to wrap some tinfoil on the hat...

Anonymous said...

Actually 800km is 2,624,671.92 feet. It's that extra 5,000 yards that made the difference. So much for the "Big sky, little bullet" theory of air control.

TC
Leatherneck

mts1 said...

With all those bottles & cans floating in orbit, I'm surprised this doesn't happen all of the time.

I'm surprised on how many takeoffs and landings aren't fragged by the flak of hitting the debris.

Le Bolide said...

Only a few more years until Planetes is a reality!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planetes

B Smith said...

It was a defunct (out-of-work) Russian satellite...naturally it was drunk and suicidal.