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Originally posted by servumlibertatem
So what's the aim of all of it? Countermeasures to countermeasures...a first strike from anybody looks doomed to failure, is there really any threat?
Logically, it would seem it's all for public show...and the thought that it's all about money for Northrop/Lockheed etc...I find hard to believe. The more I learn, the more I find the 'game' confusing...
Originally posted by kinda kurious
Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
Aren't the videos listed above the EXCT SAME THING AS THE ONE HERE? Which was rigorously debunked in that thread.
I'm not pointing fingers at anyone just pointing out that seemingly identical anomalies pass muster in some threads yet quicky debunked in others. Is it bias or something different? Just kurious. Thanks.
edit on 22-2-2011 by kinda kurious because: fix poor typing
Currently, the free-electron laser project produces the most-powerful beam in the world, able to cut through 20 feet of steel per second. If it gets up to its ultimate goal, of generating a megawatt’s worth of laser power, it’ll be able to burn through 2,000 feet of steel per second. Just add electrons.
The U.S. Air Force is poised to launch its second robotic X-37B space plane on a secret mission today (March 4), with some experts speculating that the classified flight will test new spy satellite technologies.
The robotic X-37B mini-shuttle is slated to blast off today atop an Atlas 5 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on the second flight for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office's X-37B program. The launch time is set for 3:50 p.m. EST (2050 GMT), though a dismal forecast predicts a 70 percent chance of foul weather.
Today's launch will be the first mission for this particular X-37B, which is known as the Orbital Test Vehicle 2, or OTV-2.
The Air Force has one other X-37B space plane, OTV-1, which just returned from its maiden seven-month space mission this past December.
Air Force officials were tight-lipped about OTV-1's mission, and they've been similarly vague about what OTV-2 do, since much about the X-37B missions is classified. For example, the military has not released details about the space plane's cost, payloads, flight plans or orbital location.
This secrecy has fueled speculation in some quarters that the X-37B is the vanguard of a new space weapon fleet.