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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » December 8th, 2015, 3:24 pm

Here's one for you Spacey - proper X-Files stuff!

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/brit-hacked-n ... 49883.html

Imagine if it were true.

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » December 8th, 2015, 4:50 pm

Yowza!

Well in a way it is truthy. The Soviets operated a military space station called Almaz back in the 70's. Complete with a machine gun!

The US proposed something similar and were secretly training military astronauts around the same time as Apollo. Then the microelectronics revolution made cheaper spy sats possible, and the rest is history.

The Air Force has the X-37 spaceplane, maybe the Navy wants to get into the game.

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » December 8th, 2015, 5:19 pm

The Soviet space-to-space cannon were named Shchit -1 and Shchit-2, by the way. Commence the scatological humour.
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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » December 8th, 2015, 6:02 pm

Between this and the "alien megastructure" business, I can only imagine what strange places the new X-Files are going to go...

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » December 9th, 2015, 1:05 pm

Space Tycoon wrote:The Air Force has the X-37 spaceplane, maybe the Navy wants to get into the game.
That X-37 has gone up and stayed up for months at a time hasn't it? And we don't know what it is or what it does.

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » December 13th, 2015, 10:14 pm

The safe money seems to be that it's a spy vehicle, not just for terrestrial targets--particularly the Middle East and South-Central Asia--but orbital as well. China's space station, possible future Russian platforms. Also a delivery vehicle for classified spy sats, no doubt.

Oh wait, I'm Canadian. No doote.

There was a time when I might have eagerly embraced some wild-ass notions about this stuff, but I kinda don't really work there anymore.

Sometimes the mundane answer is the correct one. Not to mention more interesting.

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » December 15th, 2015, 2:38 am

It's a space laser alien breeding time machine?

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » December 16th, 2015, 4:37 pm

Fuck Yeah that'd be kewl

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » December 17th, 2015, 8:58 am

I thought it might carry a KEW.

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Post by Space Tycoon » December 17th, 2015, 5:37 pm

Proton torpedoes and phasers aside, a good old fashioned gun still gets the job done.

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » December 18th, 2015, 4:22 pm

And a KEW is a BIG gun!

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Re: Space News

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » December 18th, 2015, 4:59 pm

KEW goes PEW PEW!

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » December 18th, 2015, 7:05 pm

And isn't that what the space program is all about, really?

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Re: Space News

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Re: Space News

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Re: Space News

Post by Mal Shot First » January 21st, 2016, 1:55 pm

Plan(et) 9!

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » January 22nd, 2016, 1:50 pm

And a real planet this time, not some punk-ass ice dwarf like Pluto.

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » January 22nd, 2016, 3:04 pm

Is it really out there? Really? Kinda humbling if it is.

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Re: Space News

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » January 22nd, 2016, 6:02 pm

I don't know if I can trust this news. I didn't get a two-day countdown to "big news" from NASA.

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » January 23rd, 2016, 3:17 am

Wasn't there some legend about a rogue planet that would one day hit us?

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » January 23rd, 2016, 8:36 am

Nibiru! Three years ago it was supposed to destroy us or bring invaders or disease or what-have-you.

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Re: Space News

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » January 23rd, 2016, 9:06 am

Dalty wrote:Wasn't there some legend about a rogue . . . one . . . ?
There was and there is! It's coming in December!

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » January 23rd, 2016, 1:54 pm

I am pretty sure I knew a stripper called Nibiru.

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » February 11th, 2016, 3:02 pm

So - space time ripples??

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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » February 11th, 2016, 6:49 pm

Yes please!

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