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(Daily Mail)   That's no moon...wait, it's still the moon   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 28
    More: Obvious, Death Star, China National Petroleum Corporation, China National Space Administration, Lunar Exploration Programme Centre, lunar exploration, missiles, People's Liberation Army  
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2013-12-05 06:16:42 PM
3 votes:
I'm sure they want to (honestly, who doesn't?) Are they trying to or even able to... NO.
2013-12-05 08:32:11 PM
2 votes:
www.bbcamerica.com

I for one do not intend to go to bed by the light of a communist moon!
2013-12-05 07:38:21 PM
2 votes:
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?
2013-12-05 06:42:55 PM
2 votes:

ZAZ: The Moon is a bad place to attack Earth from.


dd-b.net
2013-12-05 06:13:27 PM
2 votes:
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."
2013-12-05 06:07:48 PM
2 votes:
Dear god, this derpfest site even has a picture of the Death Star, in case the derpers forgot what it looks like.
2013-12-05 04:53:57 PM
2 votes:
cbs929dave.files.wordpress.com
We will call it the Alan Parsons Project.
2013-12-05 04:26:25 PM
2 votes:
s3.amazonaws.com
2013-12-05 04:24:43 PM
2 votes:
"It's coming right for us! In three days."

Better put some lasers up there otherwise it's pointless.
2013-12-05 08:15:25 PM
1 votes:
The moon is an extraordinarily hostile environment.  NASA explored the possibility of sending a long term rover to the moon like they have sent to Mars.  They gave up after realizing that it would die in a matter of weeks and they couldn't do anything to prevent it.  Lunar dust is hard enough and sharp enough to etch aluminum and it is electrostatically charged so it will be attracted to anything we send up there.  It will get into any moving parts and grind them to a halt.

The missiles would take days to reach the Earth.  You would have to slow the missile, put it into earth orbit and then control the re-entry.  If you didn't the warhead would vaporize no matter how much shielding you put on it, re-entry speed would be way too high.

This story  is complete science fiction created by people with no back ground in the subject.

That does not necessarily mean that China won't try it.  Politicians don't know science and often don't listen to those who do know it.  But if China does try it there will be much laughter at NASA and the DOD.
2013-12-05 08:10:52 PM
1 votes:

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.


LOL !!1!
Thread over man, thread over
In fact, I think you took out half the internet with that one!
2013-12-05 08:05:45 PM
1 votes:
Also:
upload.wikimedia.org
2013-12-05 07:38:18 PM
1 votes:

Mr. Fuzzypaws: "It's coming right for us! In three days."

Better put some lasers up there otherwise it's pointless.


This. Also, those missles cost 100,000X what it would cost to keeps them on Earth Errf.
2013-12-05 06:57:36 PM
1 votes:

Infernalist: FrancoFile: buckler: Isn't there an international treaty preventing any country from claiming any territory on the Moon?

Like the Chinese care about that?

I'm amazed you can type up a response without accidentally choking to death on your mouse.


Huh?

You must have me confused with someone who believes in geopolitical theory instead of reality.

/I like France
//I don't always like the French
2013-12-05 06:48:15 PM
1 votes:

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 magnitude

This.  And far more likely to hit what they're aiming at.


Would you all kindly STFU
How 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!

2013-12-05 06:46:30 PM
1 votes:
Well, that explains the poor quality of the blueprints.

static1.wikia.nocookie.net
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-05 06:37:02 PM
1 votes:
The Moon is a bad place to attack Earth from.
2013-12-05 06:35:08 PM
1 votes:

FrancoFile: buckler: Isn't there an international treaty preventing any country from claiming any territory on the Moon?

Like the Chinese care about that?


I'm amazed you can type up a response without accidentally choking to death on your mouse.
2013-12-05 06:32:05 PM
1 votes:

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 magnitude
2013-12-05 06:29:03 PM
1 votes:
Isn't there an international treaty preventing any country from claiming any territory on the Moon?
2013-12-05 06:28:35 PM
1 votes:

shanrick: Expert claims country wants to set up missile base on satellite by 2050


Nope. International treaty already set says the moon is free to be shared and explored by all nations -- peacefully.

/Jument: article is stupid and the entire publishing staff should be rounded up and killed painfully"
2013-12-05 06:23:18 PM
1 votes:
Daily Mail...Opposing Views...Raw Story.  What do these 3 have in common?
2013-12-05 06:20:09 PM
1 votes:

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.


Besides, at that range, you'd be better designing a mass driver weapon and just drop rocks.

Of course, that's globally destructive, but honestly, it makes more sense than a missile site on the 'moon'.
2013-12-05 06:17:41 PM
1 votes:
'Cause satellites are just too farking easy ya know?
2013-12-05 06:14:33 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-12-05 05:21:08 PM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2013-12-05 04:49:18 PM
1 votes:
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
2013-12-05 04:29:18 PM
1 votes:
Expert claims country wants to set up missile base on satellite by 2050

If man is still alive
If woman can survive
 
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