Tuesday, June 23, 2009

OMG, We're Bombing The Moon

NASA To Crash-Land Small Vehicle On Moon, Nitwits Panicky

NASAWatch reports on LCROSS, (which is gonna stream live video from a Lunar flyby starting 0820 EST today) an unmanned vehicle which will indeed impact the Moon, creating a nice plume of stuff we can analyze (and aren't there some Apollo-eria seismic pickups still running out there, too?) Pretty kewl stuff!

Unless you're... Umm, how to say this nicely? Ah! One of a certain sort of True Believer; then you're sayin' stuff like this:
The NASA moon bombing, a component of the LCROSS mission, may also trigger conflict with known extraterrestrial civilizations on the moon....
Or this:
If the true intent of the LCROSS mission moon bombing is a hostile act by NASA against known extraterrestrial civilizations and settlements on the moon, then NASA and by extension the U.S. government are guilty of aggressive war which is the most serious of war crimes under the U.N. Charter and the Geneva Conventions, to which the U.S. is subject
We're told it is a "two-ton kinetic weapon." Oh, dear Heavens, not the horrors of kinetic energy?!?!!one!

And you thought the aliens were peevish before all this! Just you wait.

Egad. NASAWatch's article includes a promotional clip from an ABC (hey, them?) mini-series that shows how silly some of our fellow Earthlings have become. I laughed out loud a few times, which is sad, 'cos it's supposed to be a dramatic kinda program.

I swan, oftentimes I think the dumbing-down is entirely deliberate. Wake me up when hoi polli wakes up, willya? I'm headin' for the brain-bunker.


John Stephens said...

"Nuke the Moon". Where have I heard that before?

reflectoscope said...

Two tons kinetic weapon? How about a 2000 pound expended rocket motor?

As for nuking the moon, it was an idea in the 50s to scare the Russians.


Crucis said...

The tin-foil comments are nothing compared to the ones over at the DU. Those folks musta been on vacation from the asylum. They're just plain bug-nuts.

Roberta X remotely said...

Link? Hehehe

jed said...

Nuke the Moon? Yeah, heard of that. You can get a t-shirt, I think. Hadn't heard about the '50s plan. Anyways, it'd be a great way to dispose of outdated ordnance, and be fun to watch.

reflectoscope said...

Project A119. Stylish name for it, no?


Crucis said...

Here's the link you asked for to the DU thread.


You may have to do some cut 'n paste.