Near Miss in Space

The crew of the international space station had a close call with a spent satellite engine in Earth orbit Thursday, forcing the crew to take shelter aboard its return capsule before the object passed harmlessly, NASA said.

Well, as George Carlin would say, “That was not a near miss. It was a near hit.”


  1. #1 Romeo Vitelli
    March 13, 2009

    Until the next piece of space junk flies by…

    Since the amount of junk up there keeps rising with time, the risk of an impact is going to rise too.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    March 13, 2009

    And then with each catastrophic impact …..

    …. more junk.