Monday, December 26, 2011

Look Out Below: Man Survives Satellite Piece Crashing Into Home

A Russian man had a Christmas miracle after he survived a piece of rogue satellite crashing into his home, missing him by a mere few feet!

The incident happened after a Meridian satellite that was being launched into space exploded when the Soyuz-2 rocket carrying it ignited into a fiery ball of doom a few minutes after being launched from Lesetsk Cosmodrome—a Russian spaceport, located 500 miles north of Moscow.

The explosion sent several pieces flying high into the atmosphere over Siberia, near the city of Tobolsk and as far as 62 miles from the city of Novosibirsk. A twelve-pound titanium ball was catapulted kilometers from where the explosion took place, crashing through the roof of Andrei Krivorukov, landing exactly where the man had been just a few seconds before impact, after he decided to go outside to collect more firewood to stave off the cold, Siberian winter temperatures.

Krivorukov is happy to be alive and is equally happy that volunteers have offered to help him repair the damage done to his roof and home.

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