"No matter where you are in the world or what's happening in your life, everyone will be able to see the Humanity Star in the night sky," said Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and CEO, in a statement. "Our hope is that all those looking up at it will look past it to the vast expanse of the universe and think a little differently about their lives, actions and what is important for humanity."
posted on 01/24/2018 5:29:08 PM PST
posted on 01/24/2018 5:30:34 PM PST
(I have already previewed this composition.)
The Humanity Star - Lights for People.
posted on 01/24/2018 5:31:24 PM PST
(Keepin' it analog.)
So it’s just a new form of pollution? Like light pollution or noise pollution, this will be sky pollution. Class action them...
posted on 01/24/2018 5:39:52 PM PST
Just what we need—some manmade object cluttering up the sky.
Here in Maryland, the light pollution is so bad that only a few of the brightest stars and planets are visible. But when I went to Mongolia over a year ago, the night sky was completely free of any light pollution. The stars shone gloriously; the Milky Way was visible in a way that I do not remember seeing since I was a child (and even then, it may not have been as clear). I am glad that there was not a manmade object up there to mar the beautiful view.
posted on 01/24/2018 5:42:19 PM PST
(Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
They’re launching something just for kicks and sparkles?
posted on 01/24/2018 5:42:41 PM PST
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posted on 01/24/2018 5:47:30 PM PST
(I was deplorable when deplorable wasn't cool.)
Since we cannot see the Milky Way galaxy anymore unless we get to a very remote place, I would agree, that we should put some more artificial light in the sky. /sarc
posted on 01/24/2018 5:47:49 PM PST
(And then... and ONLY then... do they get their only chance to come back into America the legal way.)
I wont say a lot but a disco ball illuminated a certain way is a good countermeasure
posted on 01/24/2018 5:49:05 PM PST
(The Roar Of he Masses Could Be Farts)
"No matter where you are in the world or what's happening in your life, everyone will be able to see the Humanity Star in the night sky," said Peter Beck, ..."
posted on 01/24/2018 5:52:48 PM PST
This was a clever idea back in 1960 when NASA launched the Echo satellite.
I'd like to meet the jackass who thought this was a good idea.
Installation art. Space litter.
That girl has a very expressive face. I enjoyed her work on Breaking Bad.
posted on 01/24/2018 6:01:46 PM PST
((A smartass who is right can be downright funny. A smartass who is wrong is just a smartass.))
I thought disco was dead.
posted on 01/24/2018 6:15:52 PM PST
(It is past time for the United States to take back what the world took away.)
Astronomers the world over will love him, the same way everybody enjoys their neighbor testing his air-horn at 3 AM.
posted on 01/24/2018 7:03:35 PM PST
Can they send John Travolta with it?
posted on 01/24/2018 9:10:02 PM PST
(1/12/18 read the word 'shithole' more times in one day than in my entire life up to that that point.)
Humanity star? That’s what they want you to think.
It’s actually a death star.
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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