Broken satellite will be shot down
WASHINGTON - President Bush has ordered the Pentagon to use a Navy missile to attempt to destroy a broken U.S. spy satellite � and thereby minimize the risk to humans from its toxic fuel � by intercepting it just before it re-enters the atmosphere, officials said Thursday.
The effort � the first of its kind � will be undertaken because of the potential that people in the area where the satellite would otherwise crash could be harmed, the officials said.
Deputy National Security Adviser James Jeffrey, briefing reporters at the Pentagon, did not say when the attempted intercept would be conducted, but the satellite is expected to hit Earth during the first week of March.
Ok someone say it....will the missile miss and accidently hit Iran?