WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is planning to shoot down a broken spy satellite expected to hit the Earth in early March, The Associated Press has learned.
Is it just me or does this remind anyone of The West Wing episode called "The Drop-In" where Leo is trying to get President Bartlet to continue funding a missile defense shield, and has him sitting in on a sitroom monitoring of the latest test when it goes, shall we say, predictably awry...
MAN 1 [on radio]
KM warhead has overshot
It was just enthusiastic.
By how much?
[sternly] By how much did it miss the target?
One three seven.
We missed the target by 137 feet?
[looks at him, incredulous]
We missed it by 137 miles?!
When you consider the size of outer space, Leo,
that's not so bad.