posted on Jul, 16 2020 @ 12:09 PM
a reply to: Sublant
If you are going to militarize space and it is going to happen sooner or later so the US getting there NOW is not only correct it is absolutely
necessary then you have to think in NAVAL term's.
You need fleet's of craft, drones or manned it does not matter, a space station or large craft is an essential in the future and it would be nice to
have one now regardless of whether it be manned or autonomous, a space station with sentry satellites armed with defensive capability's to protect
against anti satellite systems' being targeted at them or the main station, ferry's to carry supply's, armament's and even possibly crew so a new
space shuttle but perhaps one based more on the Hotol concept that would do away with the need for disposable rocket system's.
Perhaps even build a ring/wheel station that would at allow long term healthy space occupation by human being's since the centrifugal force of it's
rotation would counter the usually deleterious affect of long term zero gravitational environment's upon an human crew members physiology.
Look at it this way, if the US does not do it now or within the next five to ten years then China and possibly even India may just beat them to it,
China would of course have a long term plan to colonize the moon and build bases there so that is another target the US has to get back to right
But you will have the penny pinching politician's whom may as well be working AGAINST the USA's future national interests and national security whom
will claim it is a waste of your tax payers money and whose legacy has already held the US back..
So it is a necessity.
Good luck to the US in it's endeavour's and I hope that space force becomes a genuine reality.