Tuesday, August 04, 2009

US Navy Shoots Down moving target in Space

If they can shoot down a moving target (missile) in space what else can they do?

Interesting extract from Space.com:

The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully shot down a short-range ballistic missile in space in a July 30 test, agency officials announced Friday.

The USS Hopper fired one Standard Missile-3 block 1A missile and destroyed the target 100 miles (160 km) above the Pacific Ocean about two minutes after launch, MDA officials said in a statement.

The test marked the Aegis system's 19th successful intercept in 23 attempts, including an operational mission in 2008 that destroyed a malfunctioning satellite as it re-entered the atmosphere, MDA officials said.

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Anonymous said...

:-/ God damn ... can't they just stop it? Nobody owns the space so he could fire around there like he wants.

Anonymous said...

extra-terra beings owns the space so what are u talking man :s

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