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It's not as if things aren't bad enough right here on planet earth.
What with multiple wars and occupations, an accelerating economic meltdown, corporate malfeasance and environmental catastrophes such as the petroleum-fueled apocalypse in the Gulf of Mexico, I'd say we have a full plate already.
Now the Defense Department wants to up the stakes with new, destabilizing weapons systems that will transform low- and high-earth orbit into another "battlespace," pouring billions into programs to achieve what Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) has long dreamed of: "space dominance."
Originally posted by Saint Exupery
reply to post by Hivethink
"US to conquer Space..."
...as long as we don't have to actually send anyone there, because if we do we'll have to bum a ride from the Russians.
I found this all very interesting. Off topic a bit but wouldn't the Russians contest America's claim that they sent men to space first? The political implications are many.
Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means.