Delta 2 Space Junk on USA National TV

Mon, 27 Apr 1998 22:26:46 EDT

The stage 2 fuel tank of a Delta 2 rocket that failed to burn-up on re-enty
and landed in a Texas field was featured on the April 27 edition of the CBS
Evening News.  The story ran only about 20 sec. and a piece of video was
shown of the tank on display in a parking lot in Manhattan Beach, California.
It is being used by experts on the dangers of space junk as a "show and tell" 
item.  The tank hit earth in January 1997 and was reported on by Ed Cannon
and determined to be from a Delta 2 by Bjoern Gimle on SeeSat.

The original story is still available on the Texas TV station's web site.  The
URL is:

-- Jake Rees
   Burbank, California