Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ouch, That Might Leave a Mark

Remember the old movie where the rocket slams into the moon and the man in the moon is not happy? Here is a wild thought. NASA is rushing the shuttle Atlantis home so it won't be in the way when the Navy attempts to shoot down the wayward spy satellite. They don't want to take a chance with debris hitting the shuttle. Of course this is just wild speculation. Right? Or is it? The way things have been going with our space program and our satelitte systems there is a question in the back of the minds of a few people. I am sure it is just coincidence that the shuttle is on it's way home tomorrow. After all it did finish the intended mission. Of course how many years have we been looking for Bin Laden? I can see my car in our parking lot, but satellites can't find him. The mission to shoot down the satellite will cost $40 million. What if they miss? Yeah, I think it might be a good idea to get the shuttle back on earth before the Navy starts shooting. There is enough junk in space now. We certainly don't want to leave another mark on the shuttle. Those tiles cost money, you know.

6 comments:

Dr.John said...

You think the Navy night miss?

cube said...

If the Navy misses with its first shot, they have the capacity to shot it twice more, once it comes over the ocean again.

Personally, I think the first shot will me on the mark.

quilly said...

If that satellite hits Earth, you'll be talking about "leaving a mark." There's a lot of incentive for hitting it. And how would you like to be the guy who missed? Better to have flown the Enola Gay.

pineapple said...

They said I was going to be able to see the shuttle fly over at 6:40, but all I saw was a blinking red light. Was that it???

bettygram said...

May the navy be on target.

Jill said...

We were supposed to see the shutter and the ISS last night but I didn't see anything.