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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl (Frits Westra) Originally from: TheHickmanReport@yahoogroups.com Original Subject: [TheHickmanReport] Digest Number 469
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      Forwarded by: fwestra@... (Frits Westra)
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      Original Subject: [TheHickmanReport] Digest Number 469
      Original Date: 30 Nov 2002 08:31:40 -0000

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      Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 11:09:56 -0600
      From: "The Hickman Report" <thehickmanreport@...>
      Subject: Space junk mistaken for meteor shower

      Space junk mistaken for meteor shower
      Thursday, November 28, 2002 Posted: 10:04 PM EST (0304 GMT)


      An amateur cameraman in Idaho captured the space junk on tape Thursday
      morning.

      An amateur cameraman in Idaho captured the space junk on tape Thursday
      morning.
      http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2002/TECH/space/11/28/space.junk.ap/story.junk.idaho.jpg

      SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- A ball of fire streaking across the sky early
      Thursday had people throughout the Northwest flooding radio and television
      stations with calls reporting a meteor shower.

      Turns out the burning light came from a Russian rocket body re-entering the
      Earth's atmosphere about 6:15 a.m.

      The U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha, Neb., and the North American Aerospace
      Defense Command confirmed a Russian rocket fell back to Earth, but did not
      immediately release further details.

      Canadian navy spokesman Gerry Pash said the space junk could be seen across
      much of western Canada and possibly as far inland as Montana.

      The Federal Aviation Administration received calls from Portland, Oregon, to
      the Canadian border Thursday morning.

      Callers assuming it was a meteor shower said the light appeared to move more
      slowly than a shooting star, but faster than a plane. Witnesses said it had
      a long tail, which seemed to break into two pieces.

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