That Time the U.S. Accidentally Nuked Britain’s First Satellite


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When it comes to nations with a long and rich history of space travel and exploration, Britain isn’t normally a country that comes to most people’s minds. However, they were the third country in the world to operate a satellite in orbit. It’s just a shame America ended up accidentally killing it just a few months later…

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http://eandt.theiet.org/magazine/2012…
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacec…
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/scien…
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads…
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads…
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/201…
http://www.wired.com/2012/03/starfish…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfish…

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