At 06:30 PM 6/2/99 +1000, Emlyn wrote:
>I'm buying a hard hat. Harmlessly dropping in the pacific sounds too
>much like raining fiery death on random bits of Australia.
>I hope they get funding to stay up there...
What would be the problem with boosting Mir to a HIGHER orbit? It took an enormous amount of energy to get it all up there - how much more would it take to preserve it for either future use or as a monument to the history of space exploration?
It looks to me like the powers that be would rather enjoy a fireworks disply costing billions than spend a few thousand to preserve. Remember Skylab!