Satellite May Crash in Louisville

The space agency now says the U.S. is back as a possible “landing site” for the satellite. As it gets closer to impact, NASA now says the 6.5-ton behemoth will fall to earth sometime Friday or Saturday ET. Looking at the possible trajectory path of the satellite, Louisville, KY is close and therefore is a possible crash site.


While NASA  still can’t pinpoint exactly when the spacecraft will reenter the atmosphere, writing on its website, “It is still too early to predict the time and location of re-entry with any certainty, but predictions will become more refined in the next 12 to 18 hours.”

Should we be afraid? Probably not.  Even though NASA says about a half a ton’s worth of spacecraft pieces — that’s about 26 hunks of space junk — will fall to earth, it says most  of the debris will probably land in an ocean.

If you want to know the odds of your own survival, Orbital Debris and Meteoroid Consultant Don Kessler calculated the chances of any one person being hit by any of that debris is less than one in 10 trillion. That is much better odds than Michelle Bachman becoming President which was recently reported as 1 in 8 billion, trillion Odds.