Urbin Report

Friday, January 05, 2007

Russian Space Junk falls on the US

Reuters reports:

Pieces of a spent Russian rocket reentered the atmosphere over Colorado and Wyoming early on Thursday, showering parts of the western United States with space debris, U.S. space monitors said.

Pieces of the Russian SL-4 spacecraft that survived their blazing descent intact most likely landed in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico, U.S. Northern Command spokeswoman Air Force Major April Cunningham said.

Sloppy work. Typical of the Russians.
To be fair, the US dropped a big chunk of Skylab on Australia, but that was the Carter years, which were a bloody mess.