The return to Earth of the UARS satellite, I mean. I love these deals...multitudes of like-minded enthusiasts following braking events online. Seriously, I had way more fun than I earned tonight!
It took a while, but NASA's big UARS satellite finally found it's way back to Earth, debris is reported on the ground near Okotoks, Alberta Canada. Confirmation from NASA and USSTRATCOM is taking a while, but reportedly, there's a local reporter on the scene at the Wilmuth Farm.
It looked like touch and go for Kirkvallus for a while. I had my hands full, watching the twitter feeds, following the tracking models...all while watching the SF Giants vs the Arizona Diamondbacks. A couple of phone calls, and Kirkvallus was prepped...I don't know if he saw the pass or not. It was the last pass for sure, UARS augered in a few minutes after passing over Interstate 5 in Oregon and Washington.
Getting confirmation took me up to the replay of P2 from Singapore, where the Formula One Circus has landed for the weekend. Singapore is a pretty attractive venue, loads of modern architecture under the lights, and a tight, fast, temporary street course.
A good time as had by all, but I've got to turn in...Qualifying from Singapore takes the green flag at 0700!
Good night...I expect confirmation of the UARS impact when I wake up...I'm talking to you NASA!