Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Marina Bai v. National Aeronautics & Space Administration (?)

While most of the rest of the world seemed duly enthralled by NASA’s 4th. of July comet impact, not everyone reacted with the same measure of awe.

Marina Bai, a Russian “self-published author & spiritualist,” had sued NASA, seeking to curtail the mission claiming it “infringed on her system of spiritual & life values, in particular on the values of every element of creation, upon the unacceptability of barbarically interfering with the natural life of the universe, and the violation of the balance of the universe.” A Pravda article from back on May 6th. has some more information.

The case had been thrown out of a lower court, according to an ABC news account, but Bai’s attorney had the ruling overturned by showing that NASA’s office in the U.S. Embassy was sufficient to establish jurisdiction. A BBC article relates that Bai’s claim to now be “experiencing ‘a moral trauma’—which only $300 million can put right.” A final decision by the Russian Presnya court isn’t expected for at least another month.

1 comment:

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