Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Russian astrologer sues NASA over comet experiment

Expand Messages
  • Travis Edmunds
    http://www.physorg.com/news4927.html July 04, 2005 A Russian astrologer took legal action against NASA for compensation Monday, claiming that the US space
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 4, 2005
      http://www.physorg.com/news4927.html

      July 04, 2005

      A Russian astrologer took legal action against NASA for compensation Monday,
      claiming that the US space agency's bombardment of the Tempel 1 comet will
      upset her horoscope and violates her spiritual rights.

      The experiment, in which NASA fired a projectile the size of a fridge at the
      comet Monday, was an attack on "the holy of holies," Marina Bai's law suit
      claims, according to Russian press reports. Her suit, filed at a Moscow
      court, claims violation of her "life and spiritual values."

      "In any case, it is obvious that elements of the comet's orbit and
      associated ephemera will change after the explosion, which interferes with
      my practice of astrology and deforms my horoscope," the Izvestia daily
      quoted Bai as saying.

      Bai is demanding 8.7 billion rubles (300 million dollars, 250 million euros)
      compensation.

      Her lawyer, Alexander Molokhov, told the Moscow Echo radio that the case is
      based on solid legal ground, since NASA has a representative office on
      Russian territory.

      Bai originally attempted to have a court prevent the experiment from taking
      place, but her suit was rejected. After a higher city court intervened, the
      court agreed to hear the case -- though too late to protect Tempel 1.

      The NASA probe rammed into the comet, which lies 133 million kilometers (83
      million miles) from Earth, early Monday as part of an experiment that
      scientists hope will help reveal how the Universe was formed.

      ***

      stOOpid

      -Travis

      _________________________________________________________________
      Take charge with a pop-up guard built on patented Microsoft� SmartScreen
      Technology
      http://join.msn.com/?pgmarket=en-ca&page=byoa/prem&xAPID=1994&DI=1034&SU=http://hotmail.com/enca&HL=Market_MSNIS_Taglines
      Start enjoying all the benefits of MSN� Premium right now and get the
      first two months FREE*.

      _______________________________________________
      http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.