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Fraser
2008-Oct-15, 04:40 PM
This just in from 'The Sky is Falling' Department: NASA's Orbital Debris Newsletter reports that a launch vehicle rocket motor casing was found by ranchers in the Australian Outback during a cattle round-up on a three million-acre pasture property. It was first spotted by Mr. Arthur Taylor who was flying a Cessna aircraft [...]

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KaiYeves
2008-Oct-16, 12:51 AM
Did it hit any jackrabbits? ;-)

Ronald Brak
2008-Oct-16, 12:59 AM
Sounds like someone deserves another $400 fine for littering. I'm not trying to be pushy or anything here, but someone still owes Australia a $400 littering fine for Skylab and that was quite some time ago.

Ronald Brak
2008-Oct-16, 01:01 AM
And although it is 18 years old, do I need to remind people that there is no statute of limitations for littering in Australia?

trinitree88
2008-Oct-22, 10:28 AM
This just in from 'The Sky is Falling' Department: NASA's Orbital Debris Newsletter reports that a launch vehicle rocket motor casing was found by ranchers in the Australian Outback during a cattle round-up on a three million-acre pasture property. It was first spotted by Mr. Arthur Taylor who was flying a Cessna aircraft [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2008/10/15/18-year-old-rocket-motor-found-in-australian-outback/)

Fraser. It's the jet engines falling off aircraft with people in them that makes you wonder...see:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=jet+engine+falls+off+airplane+in+Chicago&aq=f&oq=

LotusExcelle
2008-Oct-22, 10:32 AM
Did I forget to tighten that engine down? My bad.

dhd40
2008-Oct-22, 03:30 PM
This just in from 'The Sky is Falling' Department: NASA's Orbital Debris Newsletter reports that a launch vehicle rocket motor casing was found by ranchers in the Australian Outback during a cattle round-up on a three million-acre pasture property. It was first spotted by Mr. Arthur Taylor who was flying a Cessna aircraft [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2008/10/15/18-year-old-rocket-motor-found-in-australian-outback/)

How can such a casing survive the re-entry temperatures/forces? It didnīt have a heat shield, did it? It looks almost undamaged (or was itīs original shape a cube? :lol:)