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    We're going to shoot it down....


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    Re: We're going to shoot it down....

    From MSNBC:
    The Navy will fire 2 or 3 SM-3 missiles from a cruiser and destroyer off the Northwest coast of Hawaii. The SM-3's which are more of a medium-range interceptor have to be modified — more fuel and new software — to reach the disabled spy satellite in orbit. If the intercept and kill are successful and the satellite is destroyed, it appears most of the debris will become orbitting "space junk" and not reenter Earth's atmopshere
    I guess this will also show the world whether we can knock out a space target or not. I'm sure China and Russia will be interested in this out come.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cys_av8r View Post
    I saw this...that would be really cool to see, and if it's anywhere close to me, I'm going out hunting for satellite parts!

    My roommate at ISU found multiple parts from Flight 232 when it was over NW Iowa, and got some cold cash for turning them over to authorities. He got to keep some for dorm decorations, too, which was pretty cool.


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    "The satellite, known by its military designation US 193, was launched in December 2006. It lost power and its central computer failed almost immediately afterward, leaving it uncontrollable. It carried a sophisticated and secret imaging sensor."

    Wow! Made it just over a year.

    Wonder how many millions (or billions) that cost us....



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    Re: We're going to shoot it down....

    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    From MSNBC: I guess this will also show the world whether we can knock out a space target or not. I'm sure China and Russia will be interested in this out come.
    Can we bet on whether or not they hit it?



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    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    Can we bet on whether or not they hit it?
    I'm gonna be out with my BB gun as a backup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by C.John View Post
    From MSNBC: I guess this will also show the world whether we can knock out a space target or not. I'm sure China and Russia will be interested in this out come.
    The ability to shoot things is one of the abilities of our country that I'm still quite confident in.



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    Re: We're going to shoot it down....

    Finally using the "Star Wars" system??



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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    The ability to shoot things is one of the abilities of our country that I'm still quite confident in.
    I wouldn't be so sure in this case.



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    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    My roommate at ISU found multiple parts from Flight 232 when it was over NW Iowa, and got some cold cash for turning them over to authorities. He got to keep some for dorm decorations, too, which was pretty cool.
    My Uncle who lives in NW Iowa (alta) found the key part of the engine ,from flight 232, that they were looking for in his corn field. He got a check with alot of 0's on it for recovering it.

    Needless to say they went on a very nice trip to the old country (Norway) and made their church very happy.


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    My uncle was on the plane... He got a nice check and was on Oprah...



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    Shoot the thing down, I want video




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    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    My uncle was on the plane... He got a nice check and was on Oprah...
    I remember that day, I think every Ambulance in the NW part of the state went to Sioux City. It was crazy!



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    Quote Originally Posted by redrocker View Post
    My Uncle who lives in NW Iowa (alta) found the key part of the engine ,from flight 232, that they were looking for in his corn field. He got a check with alot of 0's on it for recovering it.

    Needless to say they went on a very nice trip to the old country (Norway) and made their church very happy.
    Does your uncle have a son that went to ISU from 1990-1994 or so??

    My roommate was from Alta.


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    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Does your uncle have a son that went to ISU from 1990-1994 or so??
    My uncle went to ISU... His son on, the other hand went to Iowa...



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