posted on Apr, 21 2004 @ 02:33 AM
Observers fear that the Missile Defense Agencys request for $68 million for the Near Field Infrared Experiment (NFIRE) will result in the
weaponization of space. NFIRE is a project designed to monitor the exhaust plumes of surface rocket launches; it also contains a small kill vehicle
that could theoretically be used to disable an oncoming missile or another low-earth orbit satellite. Critics fear that this may be the first step
towards weaponizing space. According to one senior government official, "We're crossing the Rubicon into space weaponization."
(ABCNews.com, March 30, 2004)
This is only the beginning...