06 May 2015

Progress Update

17 Iyyar 5775
Day 32 of the Omer
Russia's space cargo ship to burn up in atmosphere Friday
The Progress supply ship is expected to "end its existence on May 8," between 1:23 a.m. and 9.55 p.m, Moscow time (2223 GMT Thursday and 0655 GMT Friday)," the Russian space agency said in a statement released Wednesday.
"The space ship will completely burn up in the layers of the atmosphere and only a few small parts of elements of its construction could reach the surface of our planet," the space agency said.
Well, which is it? Will it "completely burn up" or will "parts" of it "reach the surface"? And notice they don't attempt to guess where these "parts" might be coming down.
It said the crash would be similar to a planned descent. Russia sends three or four such spacecrafts per year to supply the ISS. They then fall back to Earth and burn up in the atmosphere above the Pacific Ocean.
Come on!! "Similar to a planned descent" except that it is out of contact and out of control and carrying poisonous fuel that was meant to be left behind on the ISS!