Lost in orbit kit burned in the atmosphere.. / August 5, 2009 /
The bag lost American astronaut in orbit, burned in the dense layers of the atmosphere.
The exact time of burning rubber is difficult to determine. Previously, the site Spaceweather.com called 3 August 17:16 Moscow time, as the estimated time of death of the object. Bag was enter the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. Confirmation from the U.S. military, however, did markedly later.
Earlier, some media reported that some tools stored in a bag, can reach the Earths surface. Specialists of the Joint Space Operations Center said that all instruments were burned, not doletev to the ocean surface.
U.S. astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper (Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper) lost a bag with tools in the release into open space 19 Nov., 2008. As the size of the object resembled a normal backpack. It was spatula and lubricating gun from light alloy. The cost of all this equipment, however, was about 100 thousand dollars.
Amateur astronomers around the world immediately joined the search for lost bags. So, November 22, an amateur astronomer Kevin Fetteru from Ontario was able to make a video recording the passage of the object in the vicinity of the constellation of the fish. Originally it was expected that the bag will fall in late June, but the date was later moved.
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