NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7905 posts, RR: 13 Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3217 times:
On Christmas Eve, many Germans witnessed what looks like a huge shooting star, but in fact it was probably stage 2 of the Soyuz rocket that was launched on wednesday.
Too bad I didn't see it, the videos onlike look as if Santa Claus' sledge had a rocket engine:
tu204 From Russia, joined Mar 2006, 1085 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2748 times:
I am not doubting any official version, but if it was the failed Soyuz launch how could it:
1) Be launched from Plesetsk
2) Streak over Germany in a fireball
3) Hit a !house! in Novosibirsk Oblast (Siberia) coincidently, the house was located on "Cosmonaut" (Astronaut) Street of the town.
But if you look at a map...it doesn't make sense. Plesetsk is east of Germany and west of Novosibisk. For it to go down in Novosibirsk it would have to travel on an easter course...not a western course (to be a big fireball over Germany). It failed 220 seconds from launch, so it could not have made an orbit in that time.
Just look at a map and you will see what I mean.
I do not dream about movie stars, they must dream about me for I am real and they are not. - Alexander Popov
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7905 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2661 times:
Sorry, but I cannot answer the questions. AllI can say is what I have mentioned before: officials suspect that it was stage 2 of the Soyuz that was launched Wednesday before Christmas Eve. That would be 12/21.