Catch a Falling Star
Film was retrieved from orbit via a reentry capsule (nicknamed “film bucket”), designed by General Electric, which separated from the satellite and fell to earth. After the fierce heat of reentry was over, the heat shield surrounding the vehicle was jettisoned at 60,000 feet (18 km) and parachutes deployed. The capsule was intended to be caught in mid-air by a passing airplane towing an airborne claw which would then winch it aboard, or it could land at sea. A salt plug in the base would dissolve after two days, allowing the capsule to sink if it was not picked up by the United States Navy.
mind. blown. and Where is Rosetta?
|—||Massive ‘ocean’ discovered towards Earth’s core|
THIS AUCTION IS FOR THE BITCOINS CONTAINED IN WALLET FILES THAT RESIDED ON SILK ROAD SERVERS, INCLUDING THE SERVERS ASSIGNED THE FOLLOWING INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESSES: 184.108.40.206; 220.127.116.11; 18.104.22.168; 22.214.171.124; 126.96.36.199; AND 188.8.131.52 (“SILKROAD SEIZED COINS”).
|—||from Carl Sagan|