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Sunday, 28 September 2008 18:33 UK
 
Freighter to end life in fireball 
By Jonathan Amos
Science reporter, BBC News 
 
Europe's biggest, most sophisticated spaceship is about to bring its six-month mission to an end by plunging into the Pacific in a ball of flames.

The "Jules Verne" freighter undocked from the space station three weeks ago packed with rubbish and will take its unwanted cargo into a destructive dive.

Most of vehicle is expected to burn up in the atmosphere; only fragments will make it down to the ocean water.
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7639548.stm
 
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« Reply #1 on: 29/09/2008 15:00:58 »
HI RD 

That's serious but funny in an ironic way as I am still here lol
 

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« Reply #2 on: 29/09/2008 17:58:27 »
DUCK!!!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 29/09/2008 18:05:33 »
You don't get ducks in the ocean, perhaps it is a seagull!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 29/09/2008 22:14:06 »
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Mike Steinkopf, the mission director for re-entry, says a "safety zone" has been drawn in the south Pacific some 2,700km long by 200km wide.

"We issue a notification to the air traffic and maritime authorities to make sure there are no planes or boats going through that zone during our re-entry time," he told BBC News.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7639548.stm

But have the whales and dolphins been notified ?.   :)
 

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« Reply #5 on: 29/09/2008 23:17:59 »
This is why they are all going backwards, standing on their tales!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 30/09/2008 22:41:29 »
This is why they are all going backwards, standing on their tales!

Not really, they want a better view.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 01/10/2008 22:44:59 »
If I throw trash at you would you stand to attention?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 01/10/2008 22:57:05 »
Video of space trashcan burning up as it enters atmosphere...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7644111.stm
 

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« Reply #9 on: 02/10/2008 01:08:03 »
If I throw trash at you would you stand to attention?

Probably. WOMEN CAN'T THROW ACCURATELY!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 02/10/2008 18:20:22 »
If the target is interesting enough, I'll hit it!
 

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You don't get ducks in the ocean, perhaps it is a seagull!

Erm Eider ducks ?
 

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« Reply #12 on: 07/10/2008 13:18:51 »
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You don't get ducks in the ocean, perhaps it is a seagull!

Erm Eider ducks ?

Yes!!!! They are Eider Ducks or summat else.

You say eder and I say Eider
You say neder and I say Nider
Eder, Eider, neder, nider
Let's call the whole thing orf.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 07/10/2008 22:30:47 »
Eider rather be fishing  :o
 

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