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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Dec 13, 2005 2:56:45 GMT -6
This from a Florida newspaper, is what you should do if a launch goes bad...
Launch accident safety measures
Clip this and stick it on your refrigerator. The chances of a launch accident involving NASA's plutonium-powered New Horizons spacecraft are remote. But if an accident occurs and a cloudlike plume drifts toward you, follow these instructions:
Head inside your house, motor vehicle or the nearest building.
Bring pets inside.
Close doors, windows and the damper on your fireplace.
Turn off air conditioning.
If in a motor vehicle, close vents.
Listen to TV and radio or log onto floridatoday.com or www.embrevard.com for updates.
Space Coast Government TV -- channels 1 and 99 on Bright House Networks cable -- will have updates from the Brevard Emergency Operations Center in Rockledge.
Dial 2-1-1 or 631-9155 from a cell phone or outside Brevard County for information.
For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.
Instructions for any launch accident are on page 52 of BellSouth telephone books.
Of course, there will be some one who will pick it up and try to sell it on Ebay...
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