That’s interesting. Maybe we could do that and test the “Giant Impact” theory of how we got our moon at the same time. If we could tow Mercury over to Venus, or maybe one of Jupiter’s bigger moons, and drop it on Venus, that would probably kick up a kilometer or so of rock, and maybe Venus could get its own moon out of the experiment. Pity about the Venusian lead-breathing fungi colonies, but you can’t make an omelette without cracking a planet.
Many years ago I ran a Champions campaign where Venusians landed on a remote Pacific island to start up a project to Venusiform Earth. Of course, we’re doing it for them these days, and it can’t be stopped by just summoning a random group of superheroes to go stomp on the Venusians.
My favorite of that campaign, though, was poking fun at military “CentCom”-style abbreviations - for the made-up Naval Intelligence Command, Polynesian Operations. Every time the players checked in with them, the phone was directed to “Rear Admiral B. Anderson Doyle, NInComPoOp”
Son, I knew Rear Admiral BAD, and you, sir, are NO Rear Admiral BAD!
We saw the SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 with the International Space Station trailing close behind pass directly overhead last night. Splashdown is scheduled for 2:48 pm eastern off Pensacola.
According to the LA Times The splashdown will mark the first time in 45 years that astronauts have returned from space via an ocean landing.
The last such landing came in July 1975, when an Apollo capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Program mission.
Splashdown is less than two hours. Weather and sea conditions are just about perfect:
Congrats to SpaceX on a flawless mission. America finally back to launching it’s own Astronauts again. Been to long.
Didn’t take long for the idiots to show up:
Yeah. No Trump people anywhere else, right?
Oops! I didn’t see the banner.
Looks like some legal difficulties with handling people encroaching on the recovery since they’re in international waters.
The statement here indicates they’re going to review if they can do anything differently next time.
I bet that Coast Guard cutter has a .50 cal on board that will make things an incredibly simple matter next time.Not saying to shoot anyone, but you can very easily disable an outboard motor with a machine gun and then tow them away at your leisure and haul their idiot asses off to jail.
If it’s international waters, it’s time to do some gunboat diplomacy.
Space Engine got updated. It’s multithreaded now.
Chris Roberts takes over Virgin Galactic:
Put a few holes below the waterline. Then fish them out of the ocean and arrest them.
Preventing people from plastering NASA over with TRUMP posters is the worst kind of tyranny.
Maybe not broadcast the location in advance?