Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Monday, July 04, 2005

Astrologist sues NASA over comet crash

ABC NEWS ONLINE: Monday, July 4, 2005. 7:09pm (AEST)

Astrologist sues NASA over comet crash

A Russian astrologist who says NASA has altered her horoscope by
crashing a spacecraft into a comet is suing the US space agency for
damages of $US300 million.

NASA deliberately crashed its probe into the Tempel 1 comet to
unleash a spray of material formed billions of years ago, which
scientists hope will shed new light on the composition of the solar

"It is obvious that elements of the comet's orbit, and
correspondingly the ephemeris, will change after the explosion, which
interferes with my astrology work and distorts my horoscope,"
Izvestia daily quoted astrologist Marina Bai as saying in legal
documents submitted before the collision.

A spokeswoman for a Moscow district court said initial preparations
for the case had begun but could not say when the hearing would begin.

NASA representatives in Moscow were unavailable for comment.