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Mars welcomes space cadets with more than just roubles and dollars to launder.
Crewed deep space exploration is back on the agenda, after NASA and its Russian counterpart Roscosmos announced they will co-operate on efforts to create a cislunar space station. The joint statement between the two agencies was signed yesterday at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia. The two …
... because Democrats are knee deep in a "Third Red Scare" and aren't going to be receptive to anything involving RUSSIANS!!! Certain sites I could mention will probably already have this down as a RUSSIANS/Republican plot to establish an off world labour camp for interning BLM activists and genuflecting football players.
I know we shouldn't engage with the trolls, (especially with a username like that!), but I'm intrigued. Usually the 'red scare' would be the McCarthy witch hunts in the 1950's, so what's the second one?
Of course, the current Russian government is so far from being socialist I can only assume that calling them 'reds' is just old age showing, or perhaps your translations need updating?
Usually the 'red scare' would be the McCarthy witch hunts in the 1950's, so what's the second one?
That was the second one. The First Red Scare was earlier and triggered by the 1917 revolution.
Of course, the current Russian government is so far from being socialist I can only assume that calling them 'reds' is just old age showing
I used "Reds" because the hysterical tone is similar. The evil Rooskies plotting the overthrow of American democracy, inquisitions into whether people met any Rooskies, flinging accusations of "Traitor" at anyone who suggests that just maybe the likes of the Koch Brothers have far greater pernicious effects than anything a few FB trolls could manage etc.
The Presidency has been bought and paid for with corrupt corporate/plutocrat cash for years. Unfortunately both sides are up to their necks in that so we get "Russian plotting" on one side and "millions of illegals voted" on the other. See the common thread? Blame it all on "foreigners" so we don't have do deal with the real (exclusively domestic) issues.
"The First Red Scare was earlier and triggered by the 1917 revolution."
Huh, I didn't know that, thanks.
As for that evil Russian Plotting, my take is that it wasn't so much an attempt to 'take over the US', more that someone in the FSB saw a relatively cheap and risk-free way to mess around with the last election, and make America look stupid (more than normal).
I suspect they were as surprised as anyone else at the results, and probably rather chagrined. Clinton, or any other career politician, would have been much easier to predict, and instead they ended up with someone who's likely to nuke a country just to make himself feel big.
The second Red Scare was when 'Bama was hiding Rooshan solders in the secret tunnels under the Denver Airport in preparation for taking over the US, confiscating everyone's guns, and putting us all in FEMA camps to ensure his third term. Look it up! It's on the Internetz. Good think I stocked up on .22 ammo when I could.
I guess you can use as many rockets as you like to stock the station up there, and then one rocket can make it from there to Mars and back. So the rocket that carries the life support system, the crew, the vehicles etc doesn't also need to carry enough fuel to get it all from Earth to Mars and back.
A bit like how an aerial tanker can extend the range of a mission. In extreme cases, you can have fleets of tankers to refuel the tankers which provide fuel to the tankers which refuel the mission aircraft multiple times along its path - Operation Black Buck illustrates this nicely, along with a handy diagram showing how the fuel flowed between the aircraft in flight.
> that refuelling diagram broke my brain...
Yes, slightly crazy mission. It was clearly a show of strength, designed to demonstrate that the UK could penetrate the Argentinian air defenses and reach the Argentine mainland if required. Each mission used a million litres of fuel, for a single effective 450 kg unguided bomb to actually hit the target (21 bombs carried, and dropped in a line across the target each time).
I guess it helped that Argentina probably didn't know, at the time, just how unreliable the aircraft being used actually were.
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