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originally posted by: rickymouse
We're supposed to have a Chinese space station coming down pretty quick, why doesn't the US go up there and blast it into smaller pieces so it doesn't hit someone's house. www.theguardian.com...
I wonder if my house insurance will pay for damage a chunk will cause if it crashes through my roof?
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: lostbook
Space command needs something to actually command.
I say we should build orbital carriers. /battlestars.
Space based /low orbit carriers for scramjets, high altitude drops for conventional aircraft, and all possible missile launch capabilities.
Give it a "brilliant stars /Rods from God" type orbital bombardment capability.
I would also push for ballistic missile interception capabilities. Use a laser based AEgis system. The aim would be to destroy enemy missiles inflight before they deploy their warheads with a highly mobile laser platform that is not affected by weather or angle of attack.