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Planetary Defense

#1 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:29 pm

You may not realise that NASA has a Planetary Defense Office, to the best of my knowledge the only one on the planet.

So, since Superman isn't about to turn up in the nick of time, who actually is Defending the Planet?

https://www.nasa.gov/planetarydefense/organization

We could do a lot worse, I would say. The boss man is a private pilot who also sails.
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#2 Post by Slasher » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:11 am

Tell Kelly we're no match for the Borg.
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#3 Post by Boac » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:54 am

We certainly need more than one 'Defense' office.

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#4 Post by Slasher » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:46 am

Re: Planetary Defense Defence

Even hostile invaders just 100 years ahead of us in technology would completely defeat and dominate our specie. Dogs too.

So what we need is a fleet of Vogon demolition ships broadcasting poetry on all freqs, all wavelengths. Then we may have a chance.
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#5 Post by Boac » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:34 pm

Not with Donny at the helm - he'll fight them off.

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#6 Post by Undried Plum » Thu May 02, 2019 12:10 am

In 1978 I was my local pub's champion at Space Invaders.

As Michael Caine might have said, not a lot of people know that.

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Re: Planetary Defense

#7 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Thu May 02, 2019 12:26 am

I feel a remake of The Last Starfighter coming on..
UP saves the Earth! ;)))

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087597/?r ... f_=nv_sr_2

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#8 Post by Slasher » Thu May 02, 2019 1:04 am

I will nominate Supreme Commander U Plum in charge of the 1st Ops-normal Colonial Viper squadron. Sqn Ldr Ex-A leading the 2nd, and Siseman commanding the 3rd. I'll fly as wingman to whoever of the three stands the best chance of not getting killed dead (and thus me!). :)

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#9 Post by OFSO » Fri May 03, 2019 6:56 pm

Space-born bundles of CO2 lasers pumped by low-yield nuclear devices are the way to go. If the alien invaders reach the surface, use Brilliant Pebbles. We should have the systems in place already. Next year is too late.

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#10 Post by Undried Plum » Fri May 03, 2019 7:04 pm

And ferfuxake don't phone the Daily Telegraph using yer own mobile phone.

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#11 Post by Fox3WheresMyBanana » Fri May 03, 2019 7:16 pm

Please do not read the above if you are not security cleared.
Reminds me of the Irish bomb disposal instructions

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..but don't forget to cut the yellow wire first!"

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