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Jim_McBrearty
2002-May-06, 07:55 PM
I was just reading the article on the site about Mir falling, and it reminded me of a classic comment read out by the Beeb when Mir was due for burn up. (Sadly, I was the only person who stayed up and watched it on the Discovery channel /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif)

Basically, they had an assortment of the usual Enviro-Freaks and ec-professors on the line; and were discussing alternatives to burning up. At the end of the argument / debate, the news reader sums up by saying:

"Well, Mir is due to descend from Orbit in 2 days time, for the rest of us, we can just hope scientists find a nearby black-hole to send it to, good-night"

hmmmmmmm Nice...