Rapmaster2000: I can't pay no doctor bills, but Chinese on the Moon.
Satanic_Hamster: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x273]
tinyarena: Would you all kindly STFUHow are we gonna get a good old-fashioned 'Space Race' going again with that kinda attitude?!CHINKS ON OUR MOON!WE CANNOT ALLOW A MOON MISSILE GAP!BACK TO THE MOON FUTURE!
Rapmaster2000: fusillade762: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x396]So *that's* what the Death Star looks like...That's a typo. They meant Dogstar.[userserve-ak.last.fm image 480x480]
Mr. Fuzzypaws: "It's coming right for us! In three days."Better put some lasers up there otherwise it's pointless.
tinyarena: Infernalist: stratagos: threadjackistan: JesseL: Why in the world would you want to launch missiles from the moon instead of your own orbital platform?Flight time from the moon to Earth is going to be pretty long - the Apollo missions took at least about three days. You could reduce that but not by a huge amount.You'll be working against a gravity well.Any launch is going to be easy to detect.The value of putting a missle base on the moon would be in second or "revenge" strike capabilities. Basically so your opponent couldnt hope to launch a surprise attack and destroy your ability to retaliate.Subs are cheaper, by several orders of magnitudeThis. And far more likely to hit what they're aiming at.Would you all kindly STFUHow are we gonna get a good old-fashioned 'Space Race' going again with that kinda attitude?!CHINKS ON OUR MOON!WE CANNOT ALLOW A MOON MISSILE GAP!BACK TO THE MOON FUTURE!
Ishkur: What would be the point of a missile base on the moon? It can't hit anything on Earth or even in orbit around Earth. There's nothing out there.The moon looks big and close, but it's 250,000 miles away. That's far. It took three days for Apollo astronauts to get there. That's three whole days of just drifting through empty nothingness, from one planet to its satellite.To give you some sense of scale, if the Earth is a marble, the moon is a small pea and is orbiting from about a foot away. 12 inches between a marble and a pea..... which is really really far when you consider that we are the size of an atom at that scale. Our furthest geosynchronous satellites are only about one inch away. Except for a few science probes, there is nothing out there beyond that.So what would be the point of weaponizing a region of space that is over 200,000 miles away from the furthest object of interest?
FloydA: Does China want to turn the moon into a DEATH STAR?Once again, the adage holds true. If a headline ends in a question mark, the answer is "no."
shanrick: Expert claims country wants to set up missile base on satellite by 2050If man is still aliveIf woman can surviveIn the year 7510, if God's a-coming, He ought to make it by then.
Finger51: why are these guys holding up a banner in front of a TV? Is that one of those new 'banner aware' TVs?[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x418]I'm sure the TV really appreciates their effort.
Satanic_Hamster: Also:[upload.wikimedia.org image 288x475]
some_beer_drinker: [www.empireonline.com image 355x400]knows a thing or two about heavily armed battlestations...wait....
That's no moon.It's a space station.
WelldeadLink: Satanic_Hamster: Also:[upload.wikimedia.org image 288x475]Can't top "Mutineer's Moon".
threadjackistan: I literally just explained that. Others pointed out flaws in the idea, but the line of thought behind it is in the thread.
BalugaJoe: Mooninites are already there.
durbnpoisn: Has anyone considered the problems with reentry? It's extremely difficult to get a space craft to safely land. Imagine a missile.
Mr. Fuzzypaws [TotalFark]"It's coming right for us! In three days."Better put some lasers up there otherwise it's pointless.
bucklerIsn't there an international treaty preventing any country from claiming any territory on the Moon?
thamike: [www.sitcomsonline.com image 385x275]
real_headhoncho: One expert told the newspaper that the Earth's natural satellite could be turned into a giant weapon, which could be used as a military base where missiles could be directed at targets on Earth...[www.seoboy.com image 300x195]
farkingismybusiness: [cbs929dave.files.wordpress.com image 300x223]We will call it the Alan Parsons Project.
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