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damn you, NASA.

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

in addition to my regular paranoia, now i have to worry about a half-ton refrigeration unit landing on my head.

NASA is trying to calm my nerves, but i’m not buying it.

“Most space junk burns up in the atmosphere without ever reaching the ground. Occasionally, parts of larger objects survive re-entry, though most of it falls harmlessly into the ocean or onto unpopulated land. NASA knows of only one person ever hit by space junk — a woman in Oklahoma who felt a tap on the shoulder from a piece of rocket insulation, wafting to the ground.

The EAS may be large enough for parts to reach Earth, though NASA said it’s not terribly concerned.”