Friday, September 23, 2011

Thirty-Two Years Ago in New York City: Richard Grayson Announced Skylab Watch to Protect Pets from Falling Satellite

The NASA satellite expected to fall to earth today reminded us of how, in June 1979, we tried to alert the public to protect their pets from the falling Skylab satellite. A letter we published in the New York Post was picked up by the UPI press syndicate and disseminated to news outlets around the world, as in the article above from the Norwalk, Connecticut newspaper The Hour. A friend in Reykjavik, Iceland, heard about it on the radio. We are happy to note that no pets were injured in the 1979 fall of Skylab and hope for a similar outcome today.

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