Thursday, February 21, 2008

10:26 p.m. EST

1. From the American Forces Press Service:
"At approximately 10:26 p.m. EST today, a U.S. Navy AEGIS warship, the USS Lake Erie (CG-70), fired a single modified tactical Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) hitting the satellite approximately 247 kilometers (133 nautical miles) over the Pacific Ocean as it traveled in space at more than 17,000 mph. USS Decatur (DDG-73) and USS Russell (DDG-59) were also part of the task force."
Mission Accomplished. Hooah!

"Confirmation that the fuel tank has been fragmented should be available within 24 hours."

2. A total lunar eclipse occurs (mid eclipse). Depends on your location, of course.

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