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Memorial Day 2009

Florida Today: Jeff Parker Memorial Day Editorial Cartoon - Copyright © 2007, floridatoday.com .Memorial Day is here again. Please take a moment of silence at 3PM (your local time) to remember all the men and women who gave all in order to defend the United States.

Challenges Loom as Obama Seeks Space Weapons Ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's pledge to seek a worldwide ban on weapons in space marks a dramatic shift in U.S. policy while posing the tricky issue of defining whether a satellite can be a weapon.

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE50O15X20090125

U.S.M.C. Hot Eagle Plans

The American military is planning a spaceplane designed to fly a crack squad of heavily armed Marines to trouble spots anywhere in the world within four hours.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,440622,00.html

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article4969025.ece

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Hot_Eagle

SPACEWAR?

The weapons of World War III

It will 'be fought in the electromagnetic spectrum'

"The U.S. Army is convinced that the Russians have already designed 'kinetic weapons' and 'directed energy weapons' (apparently lasers) for ASAT warfare"....

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=69079

Buzz Aldrin: Invest in NASA to beat the Chinese to Mars

Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, has issued a stark warning that America must invest now in the US space agency NASA, or surrender leadership of space exploration to Russia and China.

Intercepted !!

Images of the missile hitting the satellite late Wednesday night, Feb. 20. The Pentagon has a "high degree of confidence" that a Navy missile destroyed the fuel tank of an errant spy satellite hurtling toward Earth, a senior military officer told reporters early Thursday morning.

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DoD Succeeds In Intercepting Non-Functioning Satellite

U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release

DoD Succeeds In Intercepting Non-Functioning Satellite
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.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/library/news/2008/space-080220-dod02.htm

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=11704

Navy Waits For Satellite Kill Shot

U.S. Navy gunners in the Pacific were watching the sea and sky Wednesday, waiting for perfect conditions to take a kill shot on an errant satellite 150 miles above them.