Re: First Iridium and now this

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sat Mar 25 2000 - 23:01:33 MST wrote:
> In a message dated 3/25/00 7:47:28, John Clard wrote:
> >According to NASA's figures, in a uncontrolled re-entry
> >there is one chance in a thousand the debris will hit somebody
> That's a ridiculously high probability. Human bodies don't cover 1/1000 of
> the earth. Maybe they mean 1:1000 of hitting a structure?

The thing is that the debris will be scattered over such a wide area,
and in so many pieces. Its still less likely than for the average person
to die in an airline accident.

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