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fuzzfoot
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posted 01-04-2007 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fuzzfoot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Associated Press reports that a spent Russian booster rocket re-entered the atmosphere Thursday over Colorado and Wyoming, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
NORAD spokesman Sean Kelly said the agency was trying to confirm a report that a piece of the rocket may have hit the ground near Riverton, Wyoming, at about 6 a.m.

Kelly said military personnel had not yet reached the scene.

No damage was reported and the debris was not believed to be hazardous, NORAD said.

kyra
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posted 01-04-2007 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyra   Click Here to Email kyra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw it here as I was driving west at about 6:15 am. Didn't know what it was at first. Heard rumors all day long, but I guess its all settled.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-04-2007 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NORAD spokesman Sean Kelly said the agency was trying to confirm a report that a piece of the rocket may have hit the ground near Riverton, Wyoming, at about 6 a.m.
The AP report says that the rocket debris is from the launch of the French planet-finder Corot last month.

fuzzfoot
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posted 01-04-2007 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fuzzfoot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
K2TV News is reporting that a police officer was called out to investigate 'burned snow' in Casper, Wyoming, though no debris has been found.

If snow can burn, then fire can freeze...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-04-2007 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by fuzzfoot:
...though no debris has been found.
Another AP report includes, "One piece of debris reportedly landed in Riverton, Wyo. near Highway 28."

86horn
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posted 01-05-2007 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 86horn   Click Here to Email 86horn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Being a teacher, this would be an awesome example of such a phenomenon to show kids and help them distinguish between what they see, what they hear about, etc.

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