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The World needs a 2010 - The Year We Make Contact scenario

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posted on Feb, 28 2022 @ 02:15 PM
I just saw this headline in Associated Press:

"Europe’s joint Mars mission with Russia postponed by war."

BERLIN (AP) — The launch of a joint Europe-Russian mission to Mars this year is now “very unlikely” due to sanctions linked to the war in Ukraine, the European Space Agency said Monday.

The agency said after a meeting of officials from its 22 member states that it was assessing the consequences of sanctions for its cooperation with Russia’s Roscosmos space agency.'

And there I was thinking Space should be politically neutral... I know, I'm delusional!

Anyway, the headline made me think about the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, that is, 2010: The Year We Make Contact. I remembered a scenario not to dissimilar to what is happening today. Here's a reminder:

From Wikipedia: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

Aboard Discovery, Chandra discovers the reasons for HAL's malfunction: The National Security Council had ordered HAL to conceal information about the Monolith from the Discovery's crew, and programmed him to complete the mission alone; this conflicted with HAL's basic programming of open, accurate processing of information, causing him to suffer the computer equivalent of a paranoid mental breakdown. Although the order bears his signature, Floyd angrily denies any knowledge of the NSC's actions.

Back on Earth tension between the United States and the Soviet Union escalates to the brink of war, and the Americans are ordered to leave the Leonov and move to the Discovery, with communication with each other forbidden except in an emergency. Both crews plan to leave Jupiter separately when a launch window opens in several weeks' time, but Bowman appears to Floyd and says it is important that everyone leave within two days. Stunned by Bowman's appearance and alarmed by his warning, Floyd returns to the Leonov to confer with Captain Tanya Kirbuk, who is skeptical. The crews are convinced to cooperate on an emergency departure when the Monolith suddenly disappears, and a mysterious, growing black spot appears in Jupiter's atmosphere. Since neither ship has the fuel to reach Earth if they depart ahead of schedule, they secure the two ships using a docking clamp, intending to use Discovery as a booster rocket for the Leonov, using all of Discovery's fuel to propel the Leonov away from Jupiter.

Wouldn't it be Wonderful if this were to happen today - stopping warmongering and creating peace and prosperity for all?


I know, I'm delusional...

edit on 28/2/2022 by Encia22 because: Fixed links

posted on Feb, 28 2022 @ 02:48 PM
a reply to: Encia22

That is a shame,I hope its not a permenent delay for the mission.

I loved 2010,great sequel.
Remember this guy?

He made a good point.

posted on Feb, 28 2022 @ 04:13 PM
It was a good movie I was a huge Roy Scheider fan and like Jon Lithgow, and who doesn't love Helen Mirren grrrr.

But yes this was an excellent sequel it made me watch 2001 again and I even appreciated them both more.

It's weird though I remember wasn't the Soyuz/Apollo program delayed because of tensions
But yes it would be nice if countries could do that but they can't, but private companies could perhaps, explore space jointly.

Maybe that's the next step we eliminate countries and territorially we all become brand names, LOL Im, from Atlanta so I'd be a Coca-Cola citizen. Italy is now Ferrari, we would no longer have invasions just hostile takeovers or mergers and acquisitions.

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