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Wally
2001-Dec-03, 11:45 AM
Looked pretty spectacular from the tape shown on CNN Sunday morning. Reported by folks anywhere from Texas to Nebraska, from what I understand. Slow moving, multi parts burning, sparks flying. . . Just wondering if anyone has eyewitness accounts of the event.

ToSeek
2001-Dec-03, 03:43 PM
And does anyone know which specific satellite it was?

Wally
2001-Dec-03, 03:56 PM
According to the news, it was a spent last stage of a russian rocket. This according to NORAD. No mention of how long it had been in orbit as far as I've seen. . .

ToSeek
2001-Dec-04, 09:09 PM
Here's a writeup from NASA:

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast03dec_1.htm

Evidently it was the remains of a Proton rocket re-entering after a launch some hours earlier.