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    Default The Space Force…………….

    Distraction……………. or just another headline grabber?

    "Vice President Mike Pence laid out an ambitious plan Thursday that would create a military command dedicated to space this year and eventually establish a "Space Force" as the sixth branch of the U.S. military.In a speech at the Pentagon, Pence warned of the advancements that potential adversaries were making and issued what amounted to a call to arms to preserve the military's dominance in space.
    "Just as we've done in ages past, the United States will meet the emerging threats on this new battlefield," he said. "The time has come to establish the United States Space Force.""
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/n...809-story.html

    Been watching too many movies…………..


    (that's Donald on the left, …'in space you can't feel bone spurs')

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    that's Donald on the left
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: The Space Force…………….

    or ummm. . .

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    There is an international treaty against this sort of thing. I guess you could ask the Indians about US government attitudes towards treaties though.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    There is an international treaty against this sort of thing. I guess you could ask the Indians about US government attitudes towards treaties though.
    Agreed, but this is the Trump Era where tearing up agreements and destabilization is stated policy. We’re not covert anymore, the whole world is our enemy.

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    Trump and Pence have no understanding whatsoever of what they are saying. They are more informed by movies than science. It would be laughable if it were not real.

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    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time...

    Ithaka, by Cavafy
    (Keeley - Sherrard translation)

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    As far as I know, at one point the Soviets put a 23mm autocannon on a satellite as an anti-satellite killer. Illegally.

    IIRC the treaty prohibiting militarization of space was ratified in 1967 and was based on the Antarctic treaty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Noyes View Post
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    any one who thinks there is Not a "Space Force" (and other major Nation State "Space Forces") is so Naive as to be out of touch with reality... the Name is simply a public admission of what has existed for decades... a US Space Force.



    Image: A crew tends to the X-37B after it landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in October 2014, after 674 days in orbit. (Boeing)



    Despite the project’s general secrecy, the Air Force has been perfectly willing to release photos of the vehicle sitting on top of its Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and on the runway at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California where it lands, autonomously. The spaceplane’s dimensions are known: It’s small, about 29 feet long, with a cargo bay not much bigger than a pickup truck’s. Project officials have revealed that the X-37B’s maneuvering engine runs on hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide, and that it uses a different kind of thermal protection than NASA’s space shuttle did. The durations of the first three missions are a matter of public record (224 days, 469 days, and 674 days), and while the orbital parameters aren’t officially disclosed, amateur astronomers have been able to spot the mini-spaceplane through telescopes and figure out that it’s been orbiting at relatively low altitudes.



    X-37B (LINK)
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    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time...

    Ithaka, by Cavafy
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    Trump would have signed up, his bone spurs wouldn't have mattered, just ask him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    As far as I know, at one point the Soviets put a 23mm autocannon on a satellite as an anti-satellite killer. Illegally.

    IIRC the treaty prohibiting militarization of space was ratified in 1967 and was based on the Antarctic treaty.
    I dunno, seems to me the recoil would put it on a path to Mars. Sounded neat though, didn't it?

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    I guess it is inevitable but it’s still bloody stupid.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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