posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 04:15 AM
reply to post by SayonaraJupiter
Hasn't there always been an asteroid threat for Earth, and it's just that our awareness, knowledge and initiatives are simply growing?
The asteroid that is the topic of this thread is not high-profile at all. Media headlines can certainly hype stuff up, but it's the cold hard
scientific data that matters. This "asteroid" is just a boulder 2 to 3 meters in diameter. Such objects enter our atmosphere every year or so,
exploding in the upper atmosphere. It might even be a man-made rocket stage, given its very slow speed relative to Earth and the fact that it
effectively loops around the Earth in a large stretched-out orbit.
What is the source of this "von Braun prophecy"? Even if he "predicted" such sequence of events, what's to say he wasn't simply being a dreamer of
science fiction reality, like many early sci-fi writers were? Or, if it happened on his death-bed, he didn't just start going loopy?
What's not to say that Carol Rosin completely made it up?
P.S. found this quote: "Von Braun revealed to Dr Rosin a plan to justify weapons in spaced based on hoaxing an extraterrestrial threat." But why would
the world powers need to justify creation of space weapons to anybody? I think they are quite comfortable as it is creating and using all sorts of
weapons. We already have ICBMs, satellites that can shoot other satellites, and probably lots of other classified technology. It's not like they are
going to need the public's permission for space weapons.
edit on 22-9-2013 by wildespace because: (no reason given)