Self-destruct in SZ-4?

Tim May tcmay at
Mon Feb 3 09:09:05 PST 2003

On Monday, February 3, 2003, at 12:48  AM, Meyer Wolfsheim wrote:
> The only theory that I find remotely worth pursuing is that the shuttle
> was bringing something back to earth that didn't want to come down. Tim
> seems to have thoughts about this -- how easily could a satellite be
> designed with a "self-destruct upon reentering Earth's atmosphere" 
> device?

First, don't think "atmosphere" qua atmosphere, as the satellite was 
likely under vacuum most of the way down.

Second, I would do the self-destruct with accelerometers: if several 
accelerations are felt, detonate.

--Tim May
"They played all kinds of games, kept the House in session all night, 
and it was a very complicated bill. Maybe a handful of staffers 
actually read it, but the bill definitely was not available to members 
before the vote." --Rep. Ron Paul, TX, on how few Congresscritters saw 
the USA-PATRIOT Bill before voting overwhelmingly to impose a police 

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