Thursday, December 10, 2015
A routine [?] test of the Patriot anti-ballistic missile system producing some spectacular results in the sky as witnessed by millions!
"What's That White Streak in the Sky?"
"ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An early morning missile test in New Mexico left a white contrail that quickly turned into a corkscrew that was visible for hundreds of miles Thursday."
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"It was aimed at White Sands Missile Range, some 215 miles away, but a White Sands spokesman says it was successfully intercepted over the range by a Patriot missile and disintegrated midair."
A JUNO BALLISTIC MISSILE THE TARGET VEHICLE. JUNO AS I MIGHT HAVE THOUGHT NOT HAVING BEEN [?] IN THE INVENTORY FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS BUT SOMEHOW STILL GOING STRONG, MOST SURPRISINGLY SO!!
"Juno II was an American space launch vehicle used during the late 1950s and early 1960s. It was derived from the Jupiter missile, which was used as the first stage."
JUNO A COMBINATION OF LIQUID [FIRST STAGE] AND SOLID ROCKET MOTORS!
"Development of the Juno II was extremely fast due to being completely built from existing hardware. The project began in early 1958 and the first vehicle flew at the end of the year."
Over fifty years and still a going concern. Who says Americans can't make things that last, are durable, and work well?