NASA Sued Over Deep Impact

By on July 6, 2005

NASA is reportedly being sued by a Russian astrologist because the Deep Impact probe “deformed her horoscope.”

Marina Bai has sued the U.S. space agency, claiming the Deep Impact probe that punched a crater into the comet Tempel 1 late Sunday “ruins the natural balance of forces in the universe.”

Now why didn’t I think of that?

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  1. She is suing, but since she is Russian and the suit is being brought against a federal agency of the US, I’m left wondering what court will hear this case? Hopefully not the UN.

  2. She can sue in Russia, and — if she wins — she can ask the Russian government to award her from U.S. assets in Russia. Russia would need to confiscate those assets first, then they can do whatever they like with them.

    That’s the theory behind people suing Bin Laden. The U.S. government has frozen his assets in this country, and if the plaintiffs win, they can ask the government to award them from money that Bin Laden had inside this country when the goverment grabbed all his stuff.

    (Maybe it’s not Bin Laden I’m thinking of — maybe it’s the Saudis. Regardless, someone, somewhere is suing a foreign national and hoping to be rewarded from their frozen assets which are currently under U.S. control.)

  3. Can we contact the Russian government and try and get this turned into a class action suit? Obviously it is going to affect more people than just this lady so I think we should be able get in on the suit.

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