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I laughed at that laser shootdown footage you posted. I know Easynow and I joked about it awhile back too when it first was released, because if you tried to tell me that footage was actually shot 30 years ago, I would say the quality of the footage seems to be from about that era.
Although military applications of lasers were kept largely a secret, we published an article that pieced together bits of information to conclude that laser radiation weapons would soon reach perfection. We reported that military researchers had used a laser beam to shoot down a drone. Additionally, the Air Force thought it possible to build a space-based laser system that would guide missiles into targeted countries. Military planners also cooked up a laser defense system, which would disable incoming missiles in just seconds. Just nine years later, however, President Reagan's controversial Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars" would research lasers as defensive weapons and test concepts for an X-ray laser beam.
Originally posted by SimonGray
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
well, richard dean anderson was made an honorary brigadier generalby the air force chief of staff
Just in case anyone is interested, here is Richard Dean Anderson at the Pentagon in 2004 being honoured by the USAF.
In the below photo we can see General John Jumper giving Anderson the honourary General stars.
ENTERPRISE: would be a name mankind would label a noted achievment into the stars.
2. Developing and maintaining a sufficient cadre of space-qualified personnel to support the Navy in space planning, programming, budgeting and execution, acquisition, and operations, and represent the Navy in DOD-wide planning, programming, and acquisition activities.
4. Coordinating with the Director of Naval Education and Training (CNO N00T), CNO N6/N7, PEO Space Systems and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Space Field Activity (SSFA) for Space Cadre development and requirements.
4. Advising CNO (N6/N7) in the development of a Navy ISR strategy that fully leverages space-based assets and is consistent with DON Space Policy.
1. Leading the Navy Space Team for the CNO. Per reference (k), this includes serving, along with Marine Corps DC, PP&O, as the principal military advisor to the Under Secretary of the Navy for executing the following responsibilities: a. Review and formulation of Navy Space Policy. b. Oversight of Navy space activities.
2. Developing Navy requirements and making resource recommendations for: space systems R&D, testing and evaluation and acquisition; related military construction; space related doctrine, education, and training requirements and standards; and space-related strategy and operations 6. Submitting space capability needs, operational requirements and interoperability requirements to the DOD EA for Space for integration into space plans and major space program requirements/capabilities documents as well as associated acquisition programs, per reference (c).
(b) Operating assigned space systems as an integral element of network operations and associated space control activities. Providing other space expertise, support, products and services as required in support of reference (f).
(g) Overseeing space cadre development and space related education and training for the fleet, including developing guidelines, standards and measures of effectiveness. Supporting the fleet and appropriate commands and schools in development of space training curricula and materials as required.
Selected for flag rank in 2004, Beaman’s first flag assignment was as commander, Naval Network and Space Operations Command in Dahlgren, Va.,
Beaman’s shore tours include flag lieutenant and aide to commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force (1979-81), VF-101 program manager for the squadron augmentation unit (1984-86), Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) where he served as maintenance officer, operations officer and executive officer (1988-92), U.S. Space Command, as chief, Global Engagement Division and as commander, Space Control Center, Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center (1996-98).
Originally posted by vincevatican777 I walk in and there is these military guys in flight coveralls with that Navy Space Command patch on there get up.
NASA's space shuttle program may be winding down, but the US Air Force's is just getting started. On April 22nd, the USAF launched an unmanned mini-shuttle from Cape Canaveral on a secret mission widely thought to involve reconnaissance. The X-37B can now be seen gliding through the night sky shining about as brightly as the stars of the Big Dipper. On Sunday night, Gary O. photographed it streaking over the treetops of his home in Fort Davis, Texas:
Originally posted by vincevatican777 Disclosure is coming, there's more of us then there is of them.
Originally posted by poet1b
Funny how this Sea Launch program has gotten so little publicity.
Any thoughts on that? Have they been declassified?