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Last night over the Pacific Ocean we (The USA) showed our kick-assedness by our military destroying a simulated salvo of two short-range ballistic missiles more than 100 miles over the Pacific Tuesday in the first such simultaneous test in space. Yes I said IN SPAAAAAAACE!
U.S. stages 1st dual-missile intercept test in space!
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military destroyed a simulated salvo of two short-range ballistic missiles more than 100 miles over the Pacific Tuesday night in the first such simultaneous test in space.
The event marked the 10th and 11th successful ballistic missile intercepts for Lockheed Martin Corp’s sea-based Aegis system in 13 attempts, the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, or MDA, said.
“We consider it a simultaneous engagement,” said Richard Lehner, an agency spokesman, on Wednesday. “That means both targets were in flight at the same time even though they were not intercepted at precisely the same moment.”
The Aegis system tested is part of a fledgling, multibillion-dollar U.S. shield designed to thwart missiles tipped with deadly warheads that could be fired by potential foes like North Korea and Iran.
NASA finished putting in the new mirrors on the visors in the front seat of the space shuttle this afternoon. Apparently they were requested by the new skipper of the space shuttle and the skipper of the International Space Station… both women!
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A giant leap is about to be made for womankind. When space shuttle Discovery blasts off Tuesday, a woman will be sitting in the commander’s seat. And up at the international space station, a female skipper will be waiting to greet her. It will be the first time in the 50-year history of spaceflight that two women are in charge of two spacecraft at the same time.