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    So long, Mir; we'll miss you!
    It was fun while it lasted...

    http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/space/0....03/index.html
    http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/rsa/mir.html
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    ThirdMan
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    no free tacos?
    -Michael Ducker
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    I'm worried.

    I'll be flying from LAX to Seoul on Friday....

    EEK?
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    Steve
    "Gort, Klatu verada nictu."
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    Originally posted by dietrichbohn
    I'm worried.

    I'll be flying from LAX to Seoul on Friday....

    EEK?
    Seoul is out of range...by the time this thing gets into international civilian flight territory (near 55,000 feet), it should be about 3-4 seconds from splash down. Remeber, this thing is free-falling at an unbelievable pace...it will slow down slightly, but heck, it is re-entering at close to 18,000 miles per hour...that's 5 miles per second...26,400 feet per second. Which means, if it did not slow down, it could cover the altitude of a normal trans-Pacific flight in roughly 2 seconds...but like I said, with slow down, probably closer to 3-4 seconds.

    Of course, this is straight forward math...also remember, the Mir flight path will be swatched in 3-D...so that the airlines can have an estimate as well. Also remember that from the U.S. to Korea, they normally fly a route that goes slightly toward the North Pole, because it is in fact a shorter distance around the globe.

    But again...this is just my take on it...and I'm sure it will do nothing to help you calm down.


    Sam


    ps-bring us back a Sony Clie if you can!
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    Originally posted by miradu2000
    no free tacos?
    No Miradu, no free tacos.
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    Well, we don't know if we get tacos or not. Until Mir actually misses that target, I expect to get one!

    I think they should make it more interesting and put that little dog on the target, too.

    "Yo queiro umbrella"
    Soul Raven - "Små hjerne, stor glæde"
    Wherever you go, there you are.
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    Do you think anyone will get this on tape? People seem to get everything else on tape... I'd love to see the impact .
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    Originally posted by Soul Raven
    Well, we don't know if we get tacos or not. Until Mir actually misses that target, I expect to get one!

    I think they should make it more interesting and put that little dog on the target, too.

    "Yo queiro umbrella"
    Well...no tacos! Oh well...does anyone know if dietrichbohn made it to Soel? I didn't hear of any Mir's VW size parts hitting any aircraft! Hey...they said on the news that about a dozen pieces the size of VW bugs will be up there until noon PST!!! YIKES...Yo queiro umbrella for sure!
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    That taco thing was prett weird, how could taco bell give a taco to everyone in the world.
    God bless the USA! The country I love, and will support at all costs.
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    Can someone explain the taco reference?

    Ron
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    Taco bell made a promotion, that IF te core of MIR hit a 144? Sq ft target, abotu 12 miles off the coast of Austrialia, than everybody in the US would get a Free Taco. IF IT DID HAPPEN IT would cost them about $10 Million. Luckly, they were insured aganst it happening

    /me want free taco though....
    -Michael Ducker
    TreoCentral Staff
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    ooh, i love taco bell
    all around good guy

    brandon
    drop me a line
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    Originally posted by miradu2000
    Taco bell made a promotion, that IF te core of MIR hit a 144? Sq ft target, abotu 12 miles off the coast of Austrialia, than everybody in the US would get a Free Taco. IF IT DID HAPPEN IT would cost them about $10 Million. Luckly, they were insured aganst it happening

    /me want free taco though....
    Yeah...considering it costs them about 5 cents to make....

    WE LOVE TACO BELL!!!!!!!


    BRING BACK THE DOG!!!!!
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    This And this! AND THIS!!!! Will explain the Taco thingymabob.
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