Coyoty (coyoty) wrote,
Coyoty
coyoty

Sky Clearance Day coming!

20 minutes into the future...

Start buying your metal umbrellas with maximum headroom.  President Bush has ordered the Pentagon to shoot down a failing U.S. spy satellite before it can reenter the atmosphere sometime in early March.   He wants to make sure the bus-sized satellite doesn't hit anyone and contaminate the impact area with its toxic fuel.  Instead, he wants to spread the debris and the fuel across a wider area.  (Yeah... We can do more damage that way.)  I guess the plan is that the smaller debris and fuel would be more likely to burn up before reaching Earth, but he's taking a big risk that it will.  In 1985 the U.S. tested shooting down a satellite and the debris problem prompted both the U.S. and U.S.S.R. to stop testing.  China did a successful test last year, but that satellite was in a much higher orbit, and not already falling.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080214/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/dead_satellite
Tags: bush, destruction, pentagon, satellite, spy
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