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Russia Plans to Sink the International Space Station in 2020

Discussion in 'Science, Math, History and Language Studies' started by mr. sin, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Stop it Kirk.
     
  2. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    It belongs in a museum!

    /Indy
     
  3. Voss's Tumor

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    Why? Why would they bring it back to Earth to sink it instead of just launching it out into space? Seems like an amazing waste of resources.

    On the other hand sinking it would essentially commit those resources back to the Earth.... You know, 100,000+ years from now...
     
  4. Fustercluck

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    who wouldn't want to go scuba diving on the new space station reef? I know i'd be putting some some serious cash for a dive trip like that
     
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    I doubt they'd sink it in water shallow enough to make it a viable dive site.
     
  6. Fustercluck

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    that's just silly, whats the point of hiding decades old technology. the space station is a pile of shit, at least make it a fun destination for divers.
     
  7. Voss's Tumor

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    You're talking about Russia, man. They could give a shit about tourism and fun.

    Hell, the US hasn't even done much of that. There's the Oriskany, and there's an old WW2 tank or something somewhere outside of Miami, but that's about all I've heard of.

    Note, I'm talking about intentional sinkings, not the wrecks off NC and all that.

    Edit: And I'm not saying they're trying to hide it, I'm just saying they're trying to dispose of it without regard for how.
     
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    the people who own Atlantis resort should buy it from the Russians and then sink it on a reef
     
  9. LiddyRules

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    Death to Donovan! Hurdy Murdddddy Man.
     
  10. fletcher

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    Thus killing the reef. Back to the drawing board for you.
     
  11. TreeFortRichard

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    How many space tourists have the United States indulged?
     
  12. Fustercluck

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    so you dig up some of the slums of Nassau, flood the gap with ocean water, drop in the station, add fish and thingys wait a few years and BLAMMO! hottest new dive destination in the world
     
  13. NuttyJim

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    how would one go about taking a space station out of orbit? Is there a self destruct mechanism on the craft? Does a lone Cosmonaut just ride it out into the ocean?
     
  14. Voss's Tumor

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    A lot actually, in the form of museums and Space Camp.

    Russia sells that shit for like $10 million a pop just to raise money. They do the same thing renting out Mig 25s for "edge of space" rides.

    That's a far cry from building and maintaining a tourist attraction, though.
     
  15. Voss's Tumor

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    Depends on what condition they wanted it in. They could install blast shields, fire thrusters to put it into a degrading orbit, and calculate where it will land upon re-entry, then depending on whether or not they give a shit about it either put parachutes on it or not.

    Hell, if they were just going to ditch it they'd probably not even bother with the blast shields so it would burn up on re-entry anyway.
     
  16. The Godfather

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    regardless, it will burn up on re-entry
     
  17. Fustercluck

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    yep, though they would probably cut it up into manageable chunks first and then move them into the degrading orbits. But i think they should attach parachutes, land it in the Caribbean, so that it can safely be transported to the bahamas for my future enjoyment.
     
  18. Stig

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    If this is a Fox story, doesn't that mean that it's completely made-up? That's what everyone always says.
     
  19. the Streif

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    I wish they would have it re-enter earths atmosphere in such a way that large chunks do not burn up and have it all rain down on Detroit. It'd be a vast improvement to that fucking zoo.
     
  20. weeniewawa

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    I say let it re enter the atmosphere and have a lottery picking where it will land

    winner gets the money

    looser gets a space station crashing into his house
     
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    Global Russian Space-Station Roulette. I like it.
     
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    Ever since the Zodiac movie, that song is horrifying.
     
  23. The Godfather

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    it's not exactly random, or incalculable. lol Russia would just fleece us for our money.
     
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    I saw part of Skylab in a museum
     

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