posted on Nov, 18 2014 @ 09:43 PM
originally posted by: maghun
New Dark Knight up in the sky?
This story has a place in the Annals of the Cold War.
The Russian have only been up to 475km altitude in space. The only mission to ever exceed 475km space altitude were American born, military trained
Gemini & Apollo astronauts under the supervision of NASA.
There exists, figuratively, a Russian Glass Ceiling at 475km altitude (a record they achieved in 1965! Almost 50 years ago!)
The Russians will need more laser powered satellites to Break On Through to the Other Side
so to speak.
Political tensions on the ground today, including Ukraine and Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are visceral distractions from the real issue for the 21st
century ... who will control space?
This new Russian mystery satellite is interesting... China and India and Japan have lunar missions scheduled... will there be a war in space over
space resources?? Are there several nations now secretly fighting in a space war today??
The NASA Orion capsule won't be sending humans to the moon for several years... I think we are definitely looking at a new race for space
where all these nations want to break through the 475km Glass Ceiling.