Space Junk Lands in Shepherd's Yard in Russia

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When the U.S. military shot down a dying satellite, it said it did so to keep the satellite from landing in somebody's yard. Russia's space program has no such luck. Boris Urmatov, a shepherd, lives beneath the path of rockets from a Russian launching pad. He says a 10-foot-long chunk of rocket metal fell in his yard — and just missed crushing his outhouse. Now he has filed a lawsuit demanding 1 million roubles.



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