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Rocket Lab Reveals 'The Humanity Star,' a 'Disco Ball' Satellite Shining From Space
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Posted on 01/24/2018 5:29:08 PM PST by BenLurkin

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To: mylife

There’s a NASA satellite tracker website. Gives all the specs on when and where to look up to see various shiny things orbiting.


41 posted on 01/24/2018 9:13:54 PM PST by Rebelbase (1/12/18 read the word 'shithole' more times in one day than in my entire life up to that that point.)
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“All the aiming is done at the beginning yet we are so good that if we target the 50 yard line of a football stadium we will hit the stadium.”

That’s pretty amazing! I had a boss/mentor/friend that used to do photo interpretation for the Air Force back in the 50’s or 60’s for targeting the missiles. It sounded like they had sort of a rotation of various hot spots in the USSR depending on what was happening at the time.

We were out of town at a conference (the late 90’s), and at dinner one time ended up at a table with a bunch of Russian scientists. We would get to talking, and every single one of them he would ask where they were from. And he always had a story to tell of him targeting their city for some reason or another. “Oh yeah - Vladivostok. That was always high on our targeting list because of the submarine base!” But even some places I had never heard of he would have some reason. “.... they had the XYZ facility there on the north side of town.” I was sort of embarassed at the time. But pretty funny at the same time.

He was the kind of guy that sort of came across as the old, bumbling out-of-touch character. But his memory was unbelievable with pretty much anything - places, people, numbers, science facts, etc.


42 posted on 01/24/2018 10:49:41 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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Humanity star? That’s what they want you to think.

It’s actually a death star.


43 posted on 01/25/2018 1:28:14 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hillary: Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect 2 billion dollars.)
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