Military officials say a streak of light seen burning across the sky by people in three western states was debris from a Russian rocket re-entering the atmosphere.
U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn says the fireball seen over Arizona, Nevada and California in the Tuesday night sky was an SL-4 rocket body booster from Russia that was launched Monday.
Dozens of people took to social media to share videos and photos and marvel at the white fireball flying through the sky that some described as a shooting star. Others wondered if it was a meteor breaking up on re-entry or space debris from a fallen satellite.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Where did it land???
Patriot by choice says
A better question would be: What was its target?, or: Was it just
a probe of our defenses to see what could be gotten through, and: What, if any, will be the American response to this incursion?
There will be no adverse response from America. You have to remember the chicken chit that we have a Dictator in Chief!!!
Jim Evans says
Patriot by choice— It was a piece of a rocket that was burning up as it reentered the earth atmosphere . It wasn’t Russia trying to attack us. Man i wish people could read correctly.
Jim Horner says
iT WAS A BOOSTER PROBABLY just more space junk that burned up in the atmosphere
Patriot by choice says
At the very least, thank God it wasn’t the HEMP against which our Obama depleted military has absolutely no defense. Given the opportunity, and make
no mistake on this point, Putin would eat both Obama for breakfast, and Trump for dessert. Hate to have to say it, but that’s my opinion. I pray to God
that I’m wrong.
He definitely would get food poisoning. If the ate Obama! But you are. Wrong about Trump! Trump would eat Putin for breakfast!!!
No Putin and Trump would be best buddies and ISiS would shrivel up and die .
Hey! I think Trump and Putin would restore relations again with America and settle disputes honorably! Just hoping,,,,,,
TIM PAPE says
Your all a bunch of wackos .Oh yes Russia out to get us China too worry about whats going on in our own country.
Isaac Sanchez says
This is a trial run for the Russians to use an EMP device they can explode over the U.S., and obliterate our electronic systems. They have been flying missions along our west coast for a couple of years and based on printed data we are vulnerable from our southern borders.
Get set for a situation you cant respond to.Its called EMP
clark frazier says
Trump has a very strong enemy that will put him out of the race for Pres.
His name is Donald Trump !!!. Too bad he does not have strong advisors to get him to understand he is destroying his chances !!!
YOU CAN WRITE THAT ON THE WALL !!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you Suppose ”The People ” will ever Tire of All the Surmising They Make a Full time Job Of ?? We are a country Full of Many Questions..But Few Real Answers. Why do you Suppose This IS ?? If One of Putins`rockets ” Got Lose,,,REALLY lose’…’ What do you Suppose WE would DO about IT ?? I have No doubt That Nothing would Be Done about IT >. I Do Believe Putin Would Like Nothing better..Than to Be great Friends OF the American Citizens… Not Ever An enemy. WE KNOW , Just as HE does, That Our Major Corruption Of Government/.Comes From The Few who Ring the Bells..Blow The Horns At the “Top”… And who Create All the Angst WE the People Are forced to endure… SO How Can He Possibly Hate US ?? How Can we Hate the Russian People..When WE Take the Time to KNOW They are Just Like US ?? Peace and Good Will Should BE What WE are All After. Is It not ?? Just Think how Great That would Be..If we Lived For Peace..And Told WAR to GO away forever….
Jim Evans says
This country was great friends with Israel until Obama came into office, because Muslims hate Jewish people. We was also good friends with Russia until Obama got into office. So the problem with this world is Obama.
Vincent Marcantelli says
AND THE COMMENT from Mr. Obama, was……………..?. His reaction, if it was serious would be,_______________ and _______, yea, and something else Mr. Putin_____________. And, “I’ll be on the course, if yea needing me”!