Bolide update: USAF and NASA problems with tracking data settled

The above video is a compilation of dashboard footage from motorists of the Chelyabinsk bolide strike that was reported here February 15, 2013 in this and subsequent posts.

It was the largest bolide strike to hit Russia in 100 years.   These events can be tracked by military tracking satellites operated by the U.S. Air Force.  However, there were no updates earlier this year due to budget cuts and layoffs, according to this story by Leonard David on Space.com.   The story goes on to report that the Air Force and NASA have amended their Memorandum of Agreement so that effective June 24,2014, the data has resumed.

Someone wrote a book about an asteroid hitting the earth.

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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