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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:33 PM

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

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

The object that North Korea sent into space early Thursday appears to be ďtumbling out of controlĒ 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 havenít 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.

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday condemned the launch, calling it a "clear violation" of U.N. resolutions. A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he "deplores" the launch.

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 2006 and 2009.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/12/15866530-north-korean-satellite-tumbling-out-of-control-us-officials-say?lite

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The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
Bicoastal Dec 2012 #1
Rex Dec 2012 #2
GermanSmoker Dec 2012 #3
murielm99 Dec 2012 #6
FarCenter Dec 2012 #4
LiberalEsto Dec 2012 #5
MADem Dec 2012 #7
ashling Dec 2012 #8
Kaleva Dec 2012 #10
dembotoz Dec 2012 #9
bongbong Dec 2012 #11
ROBROX Dec 2012 #12

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:34 PM

1. Oh, crap! It's batteries are low!

You'd have thought 5,000 AAA's would have done the trick...

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:42 PM

2. Wow...how can they always fail like that?

Never, ever do they succeed at anything!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:52 PM

3. Normally that would be funny

But now I'm afraid. Maybe their toy satellite lands on me.

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Response to GermanSmoker (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:13 PM

6. It might land on someone.

That was my first thought, too.

I hope it lands in the ocean, with minimal damage. But I would bet that they tell their people that the launch was a great success.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:11 PM

4. Early US satellites were not stabilized -- Telstar used omindirectional antennas.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:12 PM

5. Attention. Everyone, please don your colanders

until the "clear" signal is sounded.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:16 PM

7. Duck!!!!!! DUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!! Where's Greywarrior at a time like this????

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:31 PM

8. they still havenít been able to determine exactly what the satellite is supposed to do

uh?

tumble out of control, maybe?

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Response to ashling (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:39 PM

10. Then North Korea could claim it was a success!

That it was designed to tumble out of control.

Like the builders of the Titanic saying the ship was "sinkable" and that they had been misquoted by the media before the Titanic went down.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:36 PM

9. that thing is gonna crash on my house and i bet my insurance won't cover it

dos commies are out to get us

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:44 PM

11. Dec 21 apocolypse

 

How did the Mayans know about a North Korean satellite???

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:58 PM

12. it tumbles because the pay load of ONE person is LOSE

 

This could mean they have sent one of their own into space and it may have been a prisoner since it was a one way trip.

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