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23-Story Rocket Launches U.S. Spy Satellite

World  (tags: rocket launching, US, spy satellite, national security )

- 3097 days ago -
The largest rocket ever launched from the West Coast went into space Thursday afternoon carrying a secret "national security" satellite, Vandenberg Air Force Base in California announced.The 23-story tall Delta IV rocket blasted off on schedule at 1:10 p.


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Frank Pickens (126)
Friday January 21, 2011, 3:20 am
Gee I am surprised we are doing anything to shore up our security after Obama signed the START Traty, which will weaken us even further or give the Chinese more of our military technology. Frankly I don't know what Obama is thinking militarily because he is giving everything to our enemies/friends and America is getting nothing in return.

Carol H (229)
Friday January 21, 2011, 4:38 am
noted, thanks Anna

linda b (186)
Friday January 21, 2011, 8:49 am
Noted thanks Anna

Jeannette A (137)
Friday January 21, 2011, 9:27 am
Interesting... enjoyed the read, Anna.

Craig Z (86)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:45 pm
This is one of those stories that no one pays attention to anymore, but I wonder how much these satellites are able to see, what they are watching, and who is watching.

Angela Dubie (306)
Friday January 21, 2011, 1:56 pm
2 million pounds of thrust, and we wonder why the earth is tilting off it's axcess?

Walter Firth (45)
Friday January 21, 2011, 7:21 pm
It could be of great benefit to America's defence systems,.However America"s defence experts should consider a far less costly option and use spy vultures .Isreal has used them with great success, Vulture Mossad agent Nesher Tame P65 has been found innocent in Saudi Arabia and is havlng a long holiday.Perhaps America could get him on loan.

Angela Dubie (306)
Friday January 21, 2011, 7:39 pm
I'm not expert on science but i do have a question of a scientific nature, that no one that i have asked has even a clue?
In science class we learned about atoms, and that each atom is distingushed by the amount of electrons that orbit the nucleus, and the earth originally had one, making it a carbon atom, i believe.
How many satilites do we have orbiting the earth now?
I think that many electrons hes turned the earth into confussionite, and will soon become nothing but static!
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