Sources: Navy to shoot down failed satellite Wednesday night ET

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According to a satellite tracker’s post, aircraft have been warned to steer clear of a specified Pacific location between 02:30 and 05:00 UTC Feb 21, 2008. Here’s what curious. The satellite’s number is USA 193 (numbers add up to ’13’), and the time when 193 crosses into the specified area is 03:30 (note the 33). If you translate that time into Eastern Time US, it’s Feb 20th at 10:30 (another 13) pm — when the total lunar eclipse is at its peak over Washington. Call us crazy, but we can’t help noting the interesting ‘coincidences’. — PID

Feb 19, 2008 WASHINGTON (CNN) — The U.S. Navy will likely attempt to shoot down a faulty spy satellite Thursday, the day after the space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to land, two officials told CNN Monday. The officials — who spoke on condition of anonymity because much of the planning remains classified — said the idea is to leave as much time as possible so a second attempt could be made if necessary. Full Report