Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Sky is Falling

Space junk is colliding over our heads. Two satellites smashed into each other, a Russian (Kosmos-2251) and an Iridium communications satellite. They broke into thousands of pieces, only 600 pieces are trackable. The debris field is spreading and may have a cascade affect on other satellites including the Hubble telescope. I’m waiting with stooped shoulders for the impact on the ground, “Please, not my head.”
Suppose the Russians were conducting a test to determine if an old satellite could be used to knock out another satellite, or maybe wipe out communications to a certain area in order to perform some covert ops. Not only am I afraid of space junk, but evil ex-KGB spies. The satellite Iridium-33, is also used as backbone communications by big banks and other financial institutions. Bailout coincidence? It could be as simple as the satellite driver was merely texting.
There was a TV series back in 1977 called ‘Quark’, where the job of the astronauts was to collect space garbage in a large ‘United Galaxy Sanitation Patrol’ spacecraft. It was canceled after the first season. Maybe we should bring it back in reality. Send a garbage collector astronaut up with two beautiful double mint twins, Betty 1 and Betty 2 (clones). Where they could be driving around in orbit, picking up the trash and fighting the evil Gorgons.

1 comment:

  1. I really like to make home made Italian bread all the time.I don't know how to make Russian bread yet. So I call it Italian bread. Every one likes it it's simple to make. Four cups unbleached flour, two table spoons oil, one and one quarter teaspoon sea salt,one cup purified water so it wont kill the yeast, warm to 85 to 110 degrees, two and a half teaspoons bakers yeast,two table spoons sugar. Mix together let raise twice then oven cook it at 400 degrees for 300 to 35 minuets.Put the oven on auto pilot and use gluten free flour and you wont get hit with satellite debris or have a conspiracy about the way I made it.