Reminder that the Americans blew up a satellite in the most American way possible: with a missile launched from an F-15 in 1985, leaving debris in orbit for ten years, and they took a photo of the event so teenagers could hang it in their bedrooms or something. https://t.co/djlVxAMBRl— Fred Scharmen (@sevensixfive) November 18, 2021
Here's the Wikipedia entry. The pilot's nickname was "Doug."
According to NASA, as of January 1998, 8 of 285 trackable pieces remained in orbit.