Thursday, February 21, 2008

Nice shootin', Tex!

Make that, "Nice shootin', Lake Erie!"

I just got this from CNN's Breaking News e-mail alert service:

-- The U.S. Navy successfully shot down an inoperable spy satellite before it crashed to Earth, the Pentagon confirms.

Tonight, on its crew's first attempt, the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Lake Erie successfully shot down the remains of that spy satellite that was falling to Earth. I read earlier in the day where today was the first of nine or ten ten minute windows the crew of Lake Erie would get at the crippled bird.

I am sure the Navy will be glad for the Chinese to find out that we nailed it the first time out.

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