Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
TYLER (February 27, 2013)—Fireballs that streaked over East Texas before dawn Wednesday were likely pieces of a rocket booster that launched a Chinese satellite into orbit, a scientist says.
Shanyn Beason of Beckville, about 25 miles southeast of Longview, told KLTV-TV of Tyler that she saw multicolored streaks of light shooting southeast to northwest over her head just after 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Harvard astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell told The Associated Press that a Chinese CZ-4B rocket booster had been in a decaying orbit after lifting a satellite into orbit on May 10.
It was expected to re-enter the atmosphere about the time as Beason saw the streaks of light, and McDowell says it's highly likely they were fragments from the Chinese booster.