January 5, 2007


Pieces of a spent Russian rocket reentered the atmosphere over Colorado and Wyoming early on Thursday, showering parts of the western United States with space debris, U.S. space monitors said.

Pieces of the Russian SL-4 spacecraft that survived their blazing descent intact most likely landed in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico, U.S. Northern Command spokeswoman Air Force Major April Cunningham said.

One of my space law students a few years back brought in a “Skylab Crash Helmet” — a novelty item sold back when Skylab was about to reenter. Bring ’em back!

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