US Missile Hits Satellite
Posted by Ryan on February 21, 2008
Hitting a bullet with a bullet! In order to blast the toxic hydrazine from a wayward spy satellite, the Pentagon ordered the destruction of the probe last night (or early this morning depending on where you are). I think this is really really cool and justifies the research and development of these kinds of weapons: one target, one missile, one kill. Perfection.
We’ve saved the environment with a missile program (the Libs must have a deep dilemma with that one), we’ve shown the Chinese we too can hit targets in space, and we’ve shown that the child of SDI actually works when it has to.
AP photo. There’s also some video on the web.