sorry buddy, but the soyuz rocket isn't under control

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Tue Mar 31 2009 - 01:51:47 UTC

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    It say's
    The Soyuz rockets jettison their second stage after entering orbit in such a way that the second stage will slowly fall back to earth in a few days. But "you can control precisely where these things are going to come down," Chester said.
    Sorry buddy, doesn't work that way.  When the soyuz rocket re-enter's, it's not under any control, just like most decaying satellites. 
    The space shuttle is different, as it's a controlled re-entry.
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