I seen it, i think.. it looked like a firework with thunder... i was driving at the time...
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Article describes Russian space junk returning to earth.
But why would Russian space junk fall over the US, explode in balls of flame and create a massive boom that could be heard in Maryland? When Columbia went down over Texas, it was a giant ass rocket that scattered debris all over the state. This sounds like something was shot out of the sky.
Columbia is made of a lot of components that break into pieces and experience a lot of drag which would reduce their terminal velocity to something below the sound barrier. On the other hand, a spent rocket from the recently launched Russian space vehicle is made out thick heavy aluminum or steel that is designed to be aerodynamic and has a much higher terminal velocity as a resort.
Also, the trajectories were probably different... as the space junk would be falling at a much sharper angle of decent than the Columbia would have been, preparing for a landing.
What's in it for America to cover up a russian non-attack?
There is a lot of evidence to suggest that Russia is preparing some type of engagement with the US, which I think has to do with the pending N. Korean missile test and subsequent deployment of US Destroyers in the Sea of Japan.
Could this be a sign of WW3?
Why would they send us a warning shot first?
Avoid posting anywhere but the asylum, seriously.