Numbers

SPACE

$60 million Estimated cost of launching an antimissile missile that the U.S. Navy plans to use to shoot down a potentially hazardous satellite

200 Number of industry experts and scientists working since January to modify the sea-based Aegis missile-defense system so it can shoot down a satellite in low orbit

SUICIDE

19.4% Increase in the suicide rate among Americans ages 45 to 54 from 1999 to 2004. Among women in that age bracket, the increase was 31%

2% Increase in the suicide rate for 15-to-24-year-olds during the same five-year period. The rate decreased among those 65 and older

COLLECTIBLES

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