Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says President Donald Trump's idea to create a "space force" is not a fundamentally flawed idea if the US Air Force, which currently manages all the US GPS and space capabilities, feels overwhelmed and can no longer handle the load as technology use in space evolves.
I hope people aren't this naive. Space travel isn't something we're capable of. No one will ever be a "space cadet". There is a group of millionaire's trying to gain legal status as a nation in space, where does this lead? The absolving of rights? This is a black hole for our taxes, that's it.
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The Arena makes all the difference because it currently costs billions to fly anything, especially heavy things, into space. It also takes years of development and research, and most things in space have a perceived benefit to all of mankind, all of science, not just to a specific country. The combination of these things makes fighting in space, and the logistical nightmare it would become, improbable.
its only nice in space because the barrier to entry is so high. once general humanity is able to go to space it wont be nice anymore. just lile how the internet used to be nice until the population at large moved in.
It doesn't work on Earth because there's too many countries on Earth. Not every country can go to space there's very few that do therefore diplomacy is a lot easier because there's a lot less participants. That's why we do it up there and can't do it down here
There has not been a UFO in America that our government has admitted ever why would we have a space force? Why is danger just now coming? This is not a movie ppl wake up think stop playing. Nothing they say makes since
I look at the space force idea as a good way to get research and testing going on how to make it practical for all of us. WW1 did the same with planes. Wright bros got the concept going well, the military researched many designs polishing it out. War ends, tech is progressed, soon after commercial flights get going.
But I will admit, it's sketchy having this happen with Trump in office. Not so much a political parties thing as it is a sane mind of the individual, thing.
Russians going up in space to turn off their own satellite - there must be nefarious intent behind it.
When are we going to stop this red scare bs? The US spends 10x more on their military and actively fucks in other country's affairs on a daily basis.
When I heard about this I was surprised by the freak out, especially from the media. When I enlisted in the AF in 2002 I was a 1C6... within the AF 50th Space Command, and they were talking about this way back then. This would give Space Command greater discretion over their missions, like GPS, SBIRS, DSP, etc, instead of playing Mother May I with the Air Force.
Neil, you big child. There isn't universal peace on Earth because not everybody's interests align. Most decisions that benefit some parties come at cost to other parties. Not everyone agrees on how to run things either, which is why those color-coded map areas exist. The good of the Earth still have to share the atmosphere with those less good--doesn't mean we need to give them unfettered access to our homes.
Why do Tyson's lips look like he's been chewing them off? And his eyes are super red and puffy. Like he's been nervously biting his lips and maybe even crying...He has a very numb look on his face too. Almost like he's keeping a horrible secret about this topic.
I would just be careful to specifically utilize and moniker this said force, as either an exoplantary diplomatic force, or a military force in space against rouge countries, or planets that we end up colonizing generations from now. Any other specie, or race outside this galaxy, universe, may take this very act as a threat, and it could trigger new technology, anarchy, and I wouldn’t want to say an alien invasion, not by any means. But the fact that we would be forced to find out such a reality, that alone would destroy our society. I’d be very careful how this is carried out. That is all.
All reasonable ideas about global peace aside, I kind of doubt an imminent threat of an astroid would really unify all nations. It would most likely result in a temporary pause of conflict at best. It has to do with how most conflicts on our planet, believe it or not, all deal with natural resources, expansionism, religion and so on. Yes, it might seem as countries don't annexe territory as much as they used to when nation borders weren't drawn as clearly yet, however some countries still try to push for land they claim to own. Think China and Japan, but also Israel and about a dozen African nations. Especially in terms of resources there's no guarantee we will have long lasting peace on Earth, except for perhaps the ruling out of another true world war.
Nationalism should never leave Earth. Anything that happens in space should not be in the name of America or Russia, but instead in the name of humanity.
However, knowing humanity correct, that will not happen. When we figure out how to colonize, you can bet your ass that it will be American colonies, and Russian colonies, not human colonies.
Sorry Neil - but I believe you are rationalizing something, which has out of the “horses ass” had a completely different context.
And let’s face it: what is NASA for? NASA and the US Air Force can together easily handle anything in space. And obviously there are not as many “threats” which would make it necessary to create a new branch.
This is also what is not mentioned: when the Air Force was created, a lot of other countries used planes (...) for military purposes - be it reconnaissance, or even ground attacks. Creating a branch in this situation is absolutely sane. However at space today, there is far more international cooperation. You just have to look at the ISS - which hosts most countries in a peaceful manner.
The 50th Air Force Space Command has been requesting this for decades... at least back to 2002 when I enlisted as a 1C6. The main reason for it is that it would allow them greater discretion over their mission without, as they do now, having to play Mother May I with the AF. The AF is opposed to this because it would mean the loss of some funding.
Human should learn to first resolve most if not all of their problems on Earth before settling anywhere else.. This has bugged me for a while by now. Do you permit a diseased bunch of people from leaving a certain place or instead you get them healthy and the able again to walk around wherever they want? Human have to either to evolve or just crumble down under their own weight before setting foot between the stars. If there's something I have learnt in my life is that the fundamentals are the most important. You first get them, and then improve one step at a time.
It hasn't even been a secret... most people are just to lazy to do basic research. GPS satellites are military. Missile defense tech is talked about all the time. SBIRS, DSP, etc... all military. The Air Force 50th Space Command has a website.