Arrogant NASA

The UARS SatelliteI just sent this email to NASA:

I wish comment on your UARS news releases.  For example:

Update #10 Fri, 23 Sep 2011 03:45:08 PM GMT

” . . . The satellite’s orientation or configuration apparently has changed, and that is now slowing its descent. There is a low probability any debris that survives re-entry will land in the United States, but the possibility . . . etc etc . . .”

May I just point out how arrogant this is?  Do you think ONLY people in the USA are interested in where it falls?  I realise the chance of it hitting me personally are 1 in several trillion, but the attitude of your news feeds is incredibly insensitive!

You may have put UARS up there, but everyone is watching to see where it comes down.  However – as long as “There is a low probability any debris that survives re-entry will land in the United States”  Ahhh… fine … so that’s alright then.

Grrrr!   :-)

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