Re: Reentry over Texas?

Robert G Fenske Jr (fenske@rgfpc.electro.swri.edu)
Wed, 29 Jan 1997 08:24:19 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 29 Jan 1997, Ed Cannon wrote:

> A very interesting photo regarding a Delta II ("The Delta second stage
> being hoisted up for installation on the first stage" 45K JPEG) which
> shows possible candidates (in my opinion) for both of the fallen objects, 
> is at http://mgs-www.jpl.nasa.gov/mgs/se/atlo_pics/cape/96pc11445.jpg,
> and a second is at http://.../96pc1143.jpg.  (They go with others having 

	The gold/yellow sphere in the assembly shown in the 96pc11445.jpg
picture referenced above looks a lot like the sphere that was recovered in
Seguin.  The San Antonio newpaper had a good picture of the recovered
object, which was a mottled yellowish/brown with some scorched areas.

> If the fallen objects were from the decaying MSX Delta rocket, how should
> the statement by USSPACECOM that "it's not one of ours" be interpreted?

	That quote (or near-quote) came from a local Air Force official.
But your question is still a valid one.  As another poster has already
said, the USSPACECOM and/or Air Force could be wrong; or for the
gov't-coverup-minded among you, they may not want to admit that gov't
spacecraft are falling out of the sky potentially hitting someone.


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