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Monday, September 29, 2008

Space Truck's Crash Zone Assigned

The European Space Agency's massive space freighter the 'Space Truck' will be destroyed in a suicide plunge today that could see about 100 pieces of the vehicle survive and fall to earth. The "entry zone" is a strip in a remote area of the South Pacific 2,700 kilometers (1,700 miles) long by 200 kms (120 miles) wide, said Mike Steinkopf, in charge of the operation at European Space Agency (ESA) mission control. "We [have] notified the competent bodies in order to prevent ships and airplanes going through this area during the re-entry phase," he said. Discovery Channel.