Shuttle Departure Allows Missile Shot

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 19, 2008
The shuttle Atlantis left the international space station and headed home for a planned Wednesday landing, clearing the way for a Defense Department effort to shoot down a failed spy satellite. The Pentagon announced last week that it planned to use a missile fired from a Navy ship to shoot down an out-of-control spy satellite that is expected to crash to earth early next month.