Today morning, I went in major newspapers and websites, TVs and I read a news item that left me relieved. Just me? Of course not. At last the danger was not only over my head, but also on yours, his, hers, and the more than 7 billion earthlings.
The relief came when I learned that the freighter unmanned Progress M27 M ceased to exist. No longer threatens to fall on the head of any being, whether human, inhuman or animal.
You may find it is an exaggeration, because scientists claimed that the most likely was of the Russian spacecraft Progress M27 M, out of control, to fall into the sea. Therefore, the opportunities of somebody being hurt by debris raining down from the sky were minimal. Moreover, this is true, but remember that they also said the ship would rise and reach its destination, however, everything went wrong.
While some say it’s easier to win the lottery or lightning to fall on someone’s head, than a person being hit by a piece of space junk, we cannot believe such arguments.
The satellite industry has calculations with real probabilities of what he calls “dangerous ground” that are 10,000 to any inhabitant on earth be injured or killed by debris coming from space.
However, I will not talk about it. What matters is that the space unmanned aircraft Progress M27 M turned into thousands of tiny pieces reentering the Earth’s atmosphere, early on Friday (8), Moscow time and 22h04 GMT. The imminent danger has passed.
Now, part of the ship is in the Pacific Ocean, somewhere not yet identified where will rest forever. Another part was consumed by fire there on high. Let it be ever thus when these ingenious devices made on earth are falling from the sky above us.
A Russian spacecraft was carrying 2.5 tons of supplies, which would be delivered to the international platform, six hours after takeoff. Among the supplies, oxygen, food and scientific equipment. Therefore, US $ 90 million dollars vanished into thin air and sea.
Of course, the inhabitants of the ISS will not starve, because it has enough food to continue arguardando new supplies. It may take, but you cannot spend six months, but the astronauts will be forced to go on a diet and pray a lot.