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originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: Urbanmyth76
Ah the Russian orbital bombing platform, the Buran though likely based on pinched NASA specification's but very different inside was envisaged not merely as a re-usable space shuttle but as a orbital bombing and missile launch platform so it was intended for military use.
Now officially the civilian NASA (supposed civilian but who do they answer too?) space shuttle was a simple re-usable space shuttle but of course the US military has always had there own and used the civilian one's while they were still in service on occasion for there own uses as well.
Since it has become eminently clear that China is not afraid of incurring international displeasure by taking vase areas of internationally recognized international waters and claiming then that they are there own territorial waters and since they are a very growing presence in space it is only a matter of time before one or other nation lay's claim to regions of space much as we do today regions of air space as well as laying territorial claim's on what is currently regarded as international territory such as the surface of the moon.
So since Trump want's a space force - assuming that there is not one already OR a breakaway civilization using Tesla and Schauberger originated technology's which there probably is? - it is therefore only a matter of time before not only for economic reason's but as a matter of extremely urgent national security then a new and non commercial space shuttle will have to be built, of course the military already has one but if the weapon's system's are so easy to hack how vulnerable is that.
Oh and do be careful, stepping into seemingly abandoned bases and facility's especially in far away places can get you into a lot of trouble with people thinking you are everything from a potential terrorist to a spy.