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"Multiple reports of a fireball in the sky seem to confirm a passing meteor near the North Jersey-New York City area"
“It might have been 5 feet in diameter with a weight of more than 5 metric tons, judging from reports that it blazed as bright as a full moon,” NASA scientist Bill Cooke of the Marshall Space Flight Center
Originally posted by FTD Brat
reply to post by backinblack
According to what I read in the article, they don't know where it hit or if it hit the ground at all.
WASHINGTON -- Don't be alarmed if you witness aircraft performing extra maneuvers over D.C. Wednesday. It's just NORAD conducting exercise Falcon Virgo 11-05.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command will be working with other national security organizations in a series of training flights for the exercise, to take place between midnight and 2 a.m. Wednesday.
Also involved are the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Regional Coordination Center, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard and NORAD's Continental U.S. Region's Western Air Defense Sector.
"NORAD conducts these tests regularly to ensure CONR's rapid response capability," says WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green.
"The U.S. and Canada started operating them as a part of Operation Noble Eagle after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001."