|Warning!! be aware of the falling spaceship
In this extraordinary issue of Blemya monster report, an urgent alert about the unmanned Progress 59 spacecraft that is doomed to burn up in Earth's atmosphere in the next few days after failing to deliver more than 3 tons of supplies to the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly told reporters in a series of televised interviews. Video directly from Progress 59 has shown it to be tumbling in an out-of-control spin.
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The fireball could be bright enough to see in broad daylight, Krag said. But with more than 70% of the Earth’s surface covered by water, and only 3% of the land heavily populated, the chances are slim that anyone will witness it, let alone be struck by debris.
Holger Krag, head of the European Space Agency’s space debris office in Darmstadt, said the risk of anyone being hit by falling parts of the Progress vessel are extremely remote. In six decades of spaceflight, no one has ever been hit by falling space hardware, he said.
“It doesn’t all come down in one piece. Most of the destruction happens between 80km and 70km high, and a very limited number of components have the potential to survive. These are scattered over a huge distance, up to 1,000km, so you might find a single piece every 100km or so,” Krag told the Guardian.
BUT don't worry!! every year 100 tonnes of space hardware re-enter the atmosphere, with the majority of it burning up before it hits the planet. Defunct satellites and spent rocket bodies fall to Earth every week. Larger items, such as the Progress cargo vessel, re-enter roughly once a year.
Blamya says - I'm affraid of no falling spaceship...