Spy Satellite Shot Down, Pentagon Shows Video
They even showed a video to the public, which you can see here. The screengrab to the right is from the successful missile shooting.
The satellite, of course, has been the topic of many news reports over the past few weeks, particularly its payload of 1,000lbs of toxic fuel capable of creating a poisonous cloud of gas if exposed to the atmosphere. The Navy is quite positive that the missile hit resulted in the destruction of the fuel but we really won't know for sure until the bits and pieces start tumbling into the sea -- just off of the coast of Hawaii.
Aloha space debris!
From Engadget, CBS4
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- U.S. Military Plans for Falling Satellite