Thursday, February 14, 2008

STOP PRESS: U.S. will attack satellite USA 193 with modified Aegis missile

Out of fear that the hydrazine in the tanks of falling NRO satellite USA 193 could harm people on the ground, the U.S. Defense Dept. has been given permission to attack the satellite with a modified missile from an Aegis ship! More details to follow, DoD briefing (carried live on NASA TV) still on, where the mass of the spacecraft was given as 5000 pounds, half of which would reach the ground ...

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