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Multi-nation search for debris begins for failed North Korean rocket(treasure hunt under way)
WTSP ^ | 04/13/12

Posted on 04/13/2012 6:31:45 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Multi-nation search for debris begins for failed North Korean rocket

4:33 AM, Apr 13, 2012

(CBS/AP) PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea's much-anticipated rocket launch ended quickly in an embarrassing failure early Friday, splintering into pieces over the Yellow Sea soon after takeoff and setting off an international search effort for the debris to gain insight into what went wrong and what rocket technology the country has.

Within minutes of the early morning launch, the U.S. and South Korea declared it a failure. North Korea acknowledged that hours later in an announcement broadcast on state TV, saying the satellite had failed to enter into orbit.

More U.S., Japanese and South Korean military assets were in place than ever before to monitor the launch, which was expected to provide vital data on North Korea's ballistic missile capabilities.

Two South Korean destroyers, equipped with missiles that could have shot the rocket down if necessary, began scouring the seas for debris from the rocket along with South Korean helicopters, CBS Radio News reporter Don Kirk reports from the South Korean capital of Seoul.

The Japanese government said self-defense teams were working with the U.S. military to analyze the rocket's flight route and any debris reclaimed from the failed rocket launch, CBS Radio News reporter Lucy Craft reports from Tokyo.

U.S. Navy minesweepers and other ships were in the area.

(Excerpt) Read more at wtsp.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debris; nkorea; rocket
SK media reports that Russian and Chinese ships are also in the treasure hunt. They are literally bumping into one another. Yellow Sea is a very crowded place tonight.
1 posted on 04/13/2012 6:31:56 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; AmericanInTokyo; Steel Wolf; nuconvert; MizSterious; nw_arizona_granny; ...

P!


2 posted on 04/13/2012 6:33:02 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Sort of like the scramble after a pinata is broken open.


3 posted on 04/13/2012 6:34:46 AM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

If the rocket didn’t work, why worry bout it?


4 posted on 04/13/2012 6:35:51 AM PDT by chainsaw (Sarah Palin is still my first choice to save the USA. . .)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

just like the last one several years ago... mysteriously disintegrates.... can you say 747 with nose mounted laser????? The missile is now and has been obsolete.. Thank you Ronald Reagan for Ronnie’s raygun..


5 posted on 04/13/2012 6:37:59 AM PDT by joe fonebone (If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are still voting for evil.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

” splintering into pieces over the Yellow Sea soon after takeoff “

Drat - I had “explodes on the launchpad” in the office pool....


6 posted on 04/13/2012 6:38:43 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: joe fonebone

Unlikely since Obama killed ABL...

US mothballs airborne laser missile defense weapon
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/29/us-mothballs-airborne-laser-missile-defense-weapon/


7 posted on 04/13/2012 6:54:17 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

You can keep that "treasure".

8 posted on 04/13/2012 7:01:36 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound

As a former rocket launching mom of two awesome geeks - LOLOLOL. He is VERY lucky man!

May God bless.
Tatt


9 posted on 04/13/2012 7:05:19 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

LOL We talked with our son in Seoul this AM. The South Koreans are getting a huge chuckle out of this.


10 posted on 04/13/2012 7:08:44 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Snickering Hound
The director of North Korea’s mission control center near Pyongyang stated, prior to the launch,
The launch of the satellite this time will be successful because Comrade Kim Jong-Un is guiding us through the launch step by step, and gives us personal guidance.
Sometimes, even the brilliant personal guidance of Kim Jong-un seems not to yield the desired results.

I wonder to which gulag luxury resort the director of mission control will be sent to enjoy a healthy atmosphere and some pleasant gardening exercise.

11 posted on 04/13/2012 7:12:07 AM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The North Koreans are celebrating the unqualified successful launch of their flying submarine program.


12 posted on 04/13/2012 7:27:42 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: Hieronymus

I have a relative that did tours in Japan as some sort of medical tech. She once told me that an SR-71 went down [over water], and she had never seen a base as active as it was for the scramble for the hunt for the pieces.


13 posted on 04/13/2012 7:36:15 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Snickering Hound

Ludlow Kissel III, I presume?


14 posted on 04/13/2012 7:39:06 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Hey Tiger I got better idea send Deadliest Catch crew they find anything or Whale wars guys LOL!


15 posted on 04/13/2012 8:09:00 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: freeangel

Question are they still laughing in South Korea LOL!


16 posted on 04/13/2012 8:10:11 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Snickering Hound

Well at least that bounced off... it could have ended a lot worse =P


17 posted on 04/13/2012 10:15:56 AM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I wonder if that Aegis boat that was over there had anything to do with it.


18 posted on 04/13/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

They actually admitted the failure to their own people?

Wow.


19 posted on 04/13/2012 10:49:18 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: chainsaw

I’d like to see what the payload really was.


20 posted on 04/13/2012 10:53:48 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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I’d like to see what the payload really was.

The usual.
A wrench, a jack and a spare tire...

21 posted on 04/13/2012 2:31:27 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("It's easy to make promises you can't keep" - B.H.Obama Feb 23, 2012)
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To: Publius6961

and a drivers manual still wrapped in plastic, probably in the wrong language anyways


22 posted on 04/13/2012 2:52:56 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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