Check out the awesome Quicktime movie demonstrating what a $264 million football falling into the desert sand from outer space looks like.
Dude, Go LONG! Really long. This is NOT quite what you really want to see happen to your solar-wind-dust collector module-that-had-the-parachute-not-deploy experiment. Doh.
Link to NASA’s page about this little, erm, mishap.
(via Boing Boing via Chris)