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Originally posted by WestPoint23
Well, I though it meant just that, and I find the notion that we have Marines up there zipping around in space firing lasers and docking to their starship terribly hilarious.
Originally posted by Murcielago
he never mentioned the Shuttle once, let alone it going to the moon...
which BTW isn't possible, Its rockets can only get it to ISS altitudes.
He says he saw names of "non-terrestrial officers", which he then assumed meant that the US must have a secret space station.
And he even admits he was stoned when finding all this information.
this guys a joke.
Originally posted by Melbourne_Militia
Also, that bloke who hacked into the Pentagons computer networks stated he found details of US fleets and ships which were non existent in any Naval fleet and officers which didnt exist on any ships at sea, thereby assuming that they were extra terrstrial Naval fleets.
the above link is about Vladimir Putin warning the US about not militarizing space, you see, the whole world is worried about the US militarising space for when one nation holds the monopoly of poower in space, they effectly control the planet and have the stealth ability to strike anywhere anytime without anyone knowing what is coming and there is a real threat of another space based arms race that nobody will win, because the costs involved would make the Cold War costs pale in significance and countries will run the real risk of bankruptng their economies if they havnt started a space based world war 4 already.
I read a book on this subject its called ''Rushing to Armaggeddon'' anybody read it??? It's fascinating.
[edit on 8-8-2006 by rocques22]
Originally posted by stumason
Originally posted by nastalgik
That would be awesome, crusading against the hordes of chaos, slaughterting stuff, and wearing giant power armor. I bet there all slow and in space suits with high tech guns right?
At the risk of going off topic and sounding geeky...
The Space Marines, ie Adeptus Astartes of Games Workshop fame, are not slow and the Bolter is not high tech.
In fact, much of mankinds High tech is lost and the Adeptus Mechanicus make a meal out of anything that is left and worship it.
The power armour they were has machinery and artifical fibres which mimic muscle and enable the Marines to have full maneuverability at no cost. They are also heavily augmented with genetic enhancements and other bits and bobs.
Anyhoo, thats my Geeky bit over..back to painting my models....
Originally posted by Ioseb_Jugashvili
Just one question...since both Russia and US have means to detect launches (both space and ICBM launches that is) not to forget the satellites orbiting both sides...how would exactly the US keep secret "shuttle" flights between earth and moon, as well as "secret" space stations?
Launching space missions would require a rocket launch (kinda hard to conceal...maybe a stealth rocket? )
They would be picked up right away wouldn't they? They're in plain sight...all the Russians have to do is look above...
And since Putin doesn't want US militarizing space, he would rat it out right away, to have global opinion against the US, instead of covering it up as well...just a thought