|Occurred : 9/18/2006 (Entered as : 09/18/2006)
Reported: 9/22/2006 9:24:01 AM 09:24
Location: STS Atlantis (in Earth orbit),
|I'm sure you-al didn't miss the news this past week, but our Astronauts saw an unidentified object, metal, black, and as large as a 747 following alongside ATLANTIS and had no idea where it came from. When it got close to the shuttle, they could feel a vibration and thought it had possible hit ATLANTIS, but a careful inspection revealed no problem. The TV news showed an earthbound telescope view of the thing in a highlighted section of the screen--but it appeared to be very small. And by claiming there were several others in the area, and calling them "space debris" they dismissed the matter as insignificant. Oh well, one day all the truth will be revealed as we welcome exterestrials to the 3rd rock from the sun.