Talking Trash

Posted by BC on September 20th, 2008

   On September 29, the Jules Verne, full of trash that was loaded from the International Space Station, will come plummeting through Earth’s atmosphere. It will burn up as it passes through the upper layers, while it passes over the south Pacific Ocean.

    The Jules Verne is a small craft that carried supplies to astronauts in ISS five months ago. After it was emptied of its goods, astronauts used it for a variety of things, including sleeping quarters. The final task will be to carry unusable junk and trash that cannot be kept in ISS any longer, and to do a last chore of carrying the trash back toward Earth.

    For a timetable of sightings for Jules Verne, go to the Satellite Tracker.

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