Sunday, January 15, 2012

UPDATE: Phobos-Grunt Breathed its Last this Afternoon, Reentered

Around 12:45 p.m. Eastern time, Phobos-Grunt reentered somewhere over the Pacific Ocean by Chile. Our long international nightmare is over; you all can put your Skylab shields back in your sheds. As far as anyone knows, no living creature was injured by the crash.

I'm exhausted, so I am going to head to bed soon...but I figured I would update my readers about this long drama (the space probe was launched November 10 and malfunctioned shortly afterwards).  As soon as there are photos or anything available, I'll paste them up. G'night!