US to try and shoot down satellite Thursday (February 21st).

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  1. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    I think that this is pretty cool. There's a hell of a bit of marksmanship that will be going into this shot.
     
  2. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Well, every satellite that goes into orbit, eventually falls. It's just a matter of when and where. This way they are choosing their when and where.
     
  3. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    They are doing the responsible thing. The satellite failed almost directly after launch, with a non working propulsion system, they knew sooner or later it would de-orbit, it was just a matter of where.

    After running the numbers they found chances were pretty good that it would hit land and were worried about the fuel tanks hurting people, so they decided that they would try and soot it out of the sky. Hell, they are timing it so that they have time for two tries to shoot it.

    It seems like the more responsible decision to me.
     
  4. Dinobot Nuva

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    Yeah, srsly folks cut the near-political "America effed this up" crap. My dad served in Space Command for 27 years, I'm pretty sure they've got the tech to handle this situation.
    Hell, let's scramble an Airborne Laser just for the fuck of it.
    DN
     
  5. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think this just proves beyond a shadow of a doubt

    Little boys don't really grow up, they just play with bigger toys

    Also, it's not the first time we shot something out of space apparently, we've had this tech for 20+ years.
     
  6. rattrap23

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    Your dad may have served in the space command but you still can’t spell properly.

    Seriously I think the only useful thing about the American space program is communication satellites’, anything else is a waste of time, money, and manpower.
    Especially in light of all the problems facing the world.
     
  7. Razerwire

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    The grammar police comments are not needed or appreciated here or anywhere else on the boards.

    Also, let's avoid any political discussion here. Political discussion is not permitted outside the N&R forum.
     
  8. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

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    Eh, he's just a patriotic Canadian. Ya know, a country with no direct space program of its own. ;) 

    I still think they need to calculate and measure the possible damage to the ocean's ecology as a result of the fuel. It could still impact people, depending on if any remains survive re-entry.

    All I ask for is for them to get it on video of the satellite's destruction and re-entry. :D 
     
  9. eyeballkid

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    I hop we blow up tat satelight real good like. we can do it! just no it!
     
  10. eyeballkid

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    The military reports that it did hit the satellite, but no conformation on the gas tank yet.
     
  11. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    WOOT!

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23265613/

     
  12. eyeballkid

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    Bring on the aliens! Im sure they were watching...Totatally serious bout that.
     
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    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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  14. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    Well... Let's have confidence...
     
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    And it's down!

    Nicely done, squids.
     
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    "we must stick together comrad, as the amaricans say,through thick and thin"!

    nice.
     
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    ILoveDinobot What does God need with a starship?

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    they shoulda put a cam on the warhead or summat, that woulda been fun.
     
  19. Kupp

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    That would have been awesome!

    Hey, lets take out some trash and shoot down some more satelites, you know for shits and giggles. Lets clear out some orbital real-estate.
     
  20. MegaMoonMan

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    Weird coincidence that it happened the night of the eclipse.

    I hope this isn't some kind of cover up and they actually shot down some ancient alien godship that was destined to return during the eclipse and enlighten the human race, because that would suck.

    Damn government stealing my enlightenment.
     
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