For you, stargazers! -- The sky is falling! (kind of)

Igor Roshchin str at
Thu Oct 8 19:18:36 EDT 2009


Think of the price of one modern fighter plane or the Stealth.
And they crash too... - and how much useful has been learned
from that?

By the way, - for most satellites/stations/etc, the mass of the rocket
(i.e. what is burnt or destroyed) is very large compared to the payload.
So, - what's left for crashing is a small portion anyway..


Thu Oct 8 17:52:57 CDT 2009
Tom C wrote:

I'm a little dismayed at all this crashing business.  You'd think with
the millions of dollars spent, we could do something better than junk
it into the moon or an asteroid. I understand it's part of the mission
and why, but still...

These miilion dollar space probes must be as disposable as Pentax cameras.

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 5:07 PM, Igor Roshchin <str at> wrote:
> For those who likes watching the Moon falling apart.
> (well, kind of... :-) )
> Tomorrow at 7:30am EDT, the LCROSS satellite will slam into the Moon.
> You can watch it live starting at 6:15am EDT on NASA TV. Also, tonight
> there will be live coverage of the mission as it passes L1 on the way to
> the Moon at 10:30pm EDT.

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