Funny thing about science. Sometimes experiments go awry.
Even for the Mandarin, who despite his mastery of orbital mechanics, can suffer a hardware problemespecially when he buys his liquid titanium solenoids from Big Lots.
So apologies to the people of Norway, who were shocked to see this in the sky this morning, You keep buying that Russian rocket test story, and the Mandarin will continue to ionize your bodily fluids from 300 miles up.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.