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  • Al Pepping
    Cool stuff.... Sort of like Sputnik 2 when it fell on Manitowoc Wisconsin about 50 years ago.. Heads up Chicken Little....the sky really is falling ..
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 14, 2008
      Cool stuff....  Sort of like Sputnik 2 when it fell  on Manitowoc Wisconsin about 50 years ago..   Heads up Chicken Little....the sky really is falling ...
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      Date: 2/14/2008 4:37:54 PM
      Subject: Spy Satellite Sightings
      Space Weather News for Feb. 14, 2008
      Malfunctioning spy satellite USA 193 has been in the news lately because of expectations that it will reenter Earth's atmosphere in March and turn into a spectacular fireball.  Reentry has not yet begun, but sky watchers are already noticing the satellite as it zips over Europe and the United States shining as brightly as a first or second magnitude star. Typical photos are shown on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com.
      In fact, USA 193 may never reenter--at least not in one piece. Today, the Pentagon announced it will attempt to blast the satellite with a missile before its orbit decays. This would lessen the chances of dangerous satellite debris and fuel reaching the ground while increasing the population of space junk in low-Earth orbit.
      Would you like to see USA 193 with your own eyes?  It is about to make a series of evening appearances over many US towns and cities, beginning this weekend and continuing until the Pentagon intervenes. Flyby timetables may be found at Heavens Above (http://heavens-above.com). You can also receive telephone and email alerts when the satellite is about to fly over your backyard by subscribing to Spaceweather PHONE: http://spaceweatherphone.com .
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