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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.
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.
This is why they are all going backwards, standing on their tales!
If I throw trash at you would you stand to attention?
You don't get ducks in the ocean, perhaps it is a seagull!
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