I don’t want to sound like the people who say, “We put a man on the moon, why can’t we cure the common cold?” I realize that technological prowess in one area doesn’t apply to other areas. However, we have shot the moon with a laser, hit an asteroid with a satellite, flew a machine through Saturn’s rings, and yes, put a man on the moon.
Why can’t we figure out where a broken spy satellite is going to land? Is it because the thing is coming apart? I know they usually hit water or an unpopulated area, but I swear someday some poor fucker is going to come out of Starbucks and get nailed by a ten-ton piece of space junk.
I guess I should be happy when I read “U.S. downplays threat” in any context. That’s pretty unusual these days.