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May 20 2015

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I support this idea

The Internet wants a laser mounted on the space station. I don’t know who this Internet fellow is, but I like the cut of his jib.

Actually, I’m not sure this would work. The real debris danger is the tiny stuff we don’t even track. If we don’t track it, how can we target it? The stuff that is big enough to track is probably, for the most part, too big to vaporize with a laser. It may just break the big pieces apart into little pieces like an asteroid game.

On the other hand, arming the ISS would cause all the peacenik hippies out there to lose their minds…which makes me think this would be worthwhile even if it didn’t end up being useful.

(ed.: don’t you think that’s getting a bit old? No, it gets old when I get tired of it)

But of course, arming the ISS with a laser could be a slippery slope. To this:

Yeah…that probably wouldn’t be a good thing.

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