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North Korean satellite ´tumbling
out of control,´ US officials say

NBC News, by Jim Miklaszewski & Alan Boyle

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/12/2012 9:49:24 PM

The object that North Korea sent into space on Wednesday appears to be “tumbling out of control” as it orbits the earth, U.S. officials told NBC News. The officials said that it is indeed some kind of space vehicle, but they still haven’t been able to determine exactly what the satellite is supposed to do. In a statement, the White House said the rocket launch was a highly provocative act that threatens regional security and violates U.N. resolutions. (Snip) North Korea is banned from conducting missile and nuclear tests, under the terms of U.N. sanctions imposed after a series of nuclear weapons tests in

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Now, will North Korea be able to destroy this object if it doesn´t burn up in space?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/12/2012 10:04:29 PM     (No. 9062547)

So what? It´s in orbit!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/12/2012 10:28:13 PM     (No. 9062585)

Don´t belittle North Korea on this. It takes an incredible amount of power and precision engineering to achieve orbital velocity, and they have succeeded. This is not good news for the US or the rest of the free world.

Gemini 8 was also tumbling out of control, and three years later we were standing on the moon.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 12/12/2012 10:31:11 PM     (No. 9062587)

At some point you have to ask yourself why the U.S. doesn´t just nuke North Korea off the map. The vicious, soulless leaders would be eliminated, and the poor civilians would probably be just as well off dead instantly rather than starving slowly.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jl80863, 12/12/2012 10:45:09 PM     (No. 9062614)

I am reading that obama is reluctant to condem the N. Korean act. Funny, I didn´t know that N. Korea was a muslim country.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 12/13/2012 12:22:57 AM     (No. 9062695)

Would hate to be head of n.koreas space program

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Reply 6 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/13/2012 7:40:44 AM     (No. 9062965)

I am sure there is no correlation between the tumbling and the launch of our military space shuttle. Hee, hee.

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