The Day Skylab Fell

With Mir crashing and burning sometime tomorrow, WiredNews has an article up which looks back at the day Skylab fell to Earth, oh so many years ago.

If you paid attention at Space Camp, you’ll recall the stories of the day Skylab fell upon¬†Australia…

In the days and weeks that followed, experts came out to have a look at the debris, taking samples back for examination. The only thing the town got from officialdom for its trouble was a gift plastic model of Skylab, she said.

Andre’s husband Mervin — president of the local town council at the time — issued the Yanks a ticket for littering. It remains unpaid, 21 years later.

…The article made no mention of the jackrabbit though!

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