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Epic spacewalk, epic FAIL: Cosmonauts point new antenna in the wrong direction

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the cosmonauts gave it a shove in the direction of Earth, in the expectation it will burn up in the planet's atmosphere

Actually they throw if antispinwards of the ISS, which is sane:

"East (spinward) takes you out, out takes you west, west (antispinward) takes you in, in takes you east, port and starboard bring you back."

I don't know whether that little push was enough to make the package drop sufficiently low. Maybe one should have crossbow catapults.

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