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NASA's dead satellite falls, starting over Pacific

• AP
NASA's dead six-ton satellite fell to Earth early Saturday morning, starting its fiery death plunge somewhere over the vast Pacific Ocean.

Details were still sketchy, but the U.S. Air Force's Joint Space Operations Center and NASA say that the bus-sized satellite first penetrated Earth's atmosphere somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. That doesn't necessarily mean it all fell into the sea.

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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As I write this, about 18-19 hours have passed since that huge satellite reentered the atmosphere and impacted somewhere.  It reentered over Canada/Alaska/Pacific Ocean.

We have spent hundreds of BILLIONS of dollars over decades for an air defense system that supposedly can track nuclear warheads reentering from this area and they can't even figure out when and where a freaking bus sized satellite that they knew when and where was coming down. 

Earnings well spent.

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