Author Topic: Trump directs creation of 'space force' as sixth branch of military  (Read 11990 times)

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My concern is, how far along are the Death Star-esque plans?
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Wonder if Canada has surplus SMG's we could sell to Space Command so they can have blasters ;D

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So...does this mean Officers who enter the new command will start off as....Space Cadets??

Aren't all officers already?  :whistle:

My apologies to those of you who have had your Spinal cord surgically removed.... I mean current and past officers.  ;D
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Who in the service will be the Space Cowboys?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwoiy-Fwm0E

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The US flag has been planted on the moon.What better place to build that first base ? Gotta guard the giant lasers and railguns.

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I want to know more.
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Would it be smarter to put an instillation on the moon first due to the proximity to Earth or go big and just set up shop on Mars?
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NASA claims to have a rocket to get a spacecraft to Mars in 6 weeks.

http://www.ispacea.com/2018/02/nasas-new-vasimr-plasma-engine-could.html

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Would it be smarter to put an instillation on the moon first due to the proximity to Earth or go big and just set up shop on Mars?

Logistics, logistics, logistics. One of the biggest barriers to interplanetary travel is launching enough fuel off of earth to propel something the rest of the way. If infrastructure can be established off-Earth that would allow for fuel to be produced without the need to lift it off the planet’s surface, that would be huge. I could envision something being developed to produce fuel on the moon from extracted materials, and to fuel a ship assembled in Earth orbit to then push out farther.
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Logistics, logistics, logistics. One of the biggest barriers to interplanetary travel is launching enough fuel off of earth to propel something the rest of the way. If infrastructure can be established off-Earth that would allow for fuel to be produced without the need to lift it off the planet’s surface, that would be huge. I could envision something being developed to produce fuel on the moon from extracted materials, and to fuel a ship assembled in Earth orbit to then push out farther.

Time to bring some freedom to the moon.
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Time to bring some freedom to the moon.

Fuel on the moon? Hells yeah. We're gonna freedom the crap out of it with Harleys and Wal Mart and we'll get Lockheed Martin to open a fast food division.
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My mind went right to the deeper reaches of nerdom...



Space Marines?  Really?

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….or go big and just set up shop on Mars?
Based on Matt Damon growing potatoes in "The Martian," some legal precedent of 'homesteading through cultivation' could establish a claim for either Prince Edward Island or Ireland.   :dunno:

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Time to bring some freedom to the moon.

But NOT baked beans!

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Time to bring some freedom to the moon.

Will there be big nasty bugs in the moon for space infantry to kill? 😈
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Colonial Space Marines is what is required here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ5J8ZiS2f8


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Colonial Space Marines is what is required here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ5J8ZiS2f8

I like how they point their space rifle muzzles at the deck on the space Landing Craft, as if they're getting into a helicopter.

It must be an infantry thing, but you'd be better off putting the muzzle in your mouth 'cause if you have an ND in a space ship, you'd probably rather go that way than via explosive decompression :)

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I like how they point their space rifle muzzles at the deck on the space Landing Craft, as if they're getting into a helicopter.

It must be an infantry thing, but you'd be better off putting the muzzle in your mouth 'cause if you have an ND in a space ship, you'd probably rather go that way than via explosive decompression :)

They're in full pressure suits...no effect on them from an ND...unless it hits the reactor core, of course. :nod:

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I like how they point their space rifle muzzles at the deck on the space Landing Craft, as if they're getting into a helicopter.

It must be an infantry thing, but you'd be better off putting the muzzle in your mouth 'cause if you have an ND in a space ship, you'd probably rather go that way than via explosive decompression :)


The Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer states if you get sucked out into space you must hold your breath and make swimming motions back towards your ship.

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Had to happen sooner or later...
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Gotta have Space Marines. :nod:

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Gotta have Space Marines. :nod:

Why are the Marines hogging the limelight in Space too? Oh...

"My dear Congressman McDonough:

"I read with a lot of interest your letter in regard to the Marine Corps. For your information the Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's." Harry S. Truman

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=13607
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Gotta have Space Marines. :nod:

Because there are big nasty Aliens out there. And bugs. And Predators.
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Why are the Marines hogging the limelight in Space too? Oh...

"My dear Congressman McDonough:

"I read with a lot of interest your letter in regard to the Marine Corps. For your information the Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's." Harry S. Truman

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=13607

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The memes this announcement has inspired are so fricking good, I love the ones about the first VA claims.