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China has confirmed it recently used a ground-based medium-range ballistic missile to destroy an old weather satellite, the BBC reports. A statement by Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao backed up initial claims in American Aviation Week and Space Technology which reported that a Feng Yun 1C polar orbit weather satellite …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    First dibs on space

    "Everyone has to use space peacefully, except us. We can do what we like, cos we were here first(*)."

    Eh, no. I believe the Russians were there first:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_exploration#First_orbital_flights

    First satellite, first dog, first man..

  2. Don

    So does this mean...

    Our astronauts will soon be able to get good dim sum in space?

  3. Joe Cincotta

    RE: So does this mean...

    >>Our astronauts will soon be able to get good dim sum in space?

    ...only if you like 'em in very small fragments with an after-taste of H-6.

    -Joe / pixolut.com

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