Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Lets bomb the fucking MOON!



So apparently our government just isnt satasfied bombing the shit out of THIS world. So, to satisfy our undying love for blowing shit up were going to bomb the fucking moon on thursday. wow. apparently this is the best way to see if there is water on the moon.

We could probably have sent some sort of probe up there to stick a long drill in the ground or something. But, hell, that just wouldnt be as fun.

From scientific american:
NASA will tomorrow launch a spectacular mission to bomb the Moon. Their LCROSS mission will blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying a missile that will blast a hole in the lunar surface at twice the speed of a bullet. The missile, a Centaur rocket, will be steered by a shepherding spacecraft that will guide it towards its target - a crater close to the Moon's south pole. Scientists expect the blast to be so powerful that a huge plume of debris will be ejected.

The missile, a Centaur rocket, will be steered by a shepherding spacecraft that will guide it towards its target - a crater close to the Moon's south pole.

Scientists expect the blast to be so powerful that a huge plume of debris will be ejected.

The attack on the Moon is not a declaration of war or act of wanton vandalism. Space scientists want to see if any water ice or vapour is revealed in the cloud of debris.


hm.

well either way I will be having a bombing the moon observation party thursday. anyone interested?

i say we just send slim pickens. we know he can get the job done.

6 comments:

King of Daves said...

hah. I like to imagine that when NASA can't decide how to check for water on the Moon they turn to Spencer.

NASA Scientist: "What the fuck are we gonna do?! The only idea that our team can agree on is to send a bomb up there and blow shit up. But I have a feeling they're forgetting about our main objective. And now they're so excited about blowing something, anything, up they can't focus on any other ideas for securing moon vapor."

Spencer: "Blow shit up?! How on earth did they come to this absurd conclusion?"

NASA Scientist: "Well the idea originally came when one of my colleagues recalled an old request by Dick Cheney to write USA RULES on the moon by use of some sort of 'giant laser' or nuclear warhead."

Spencer: "Jesus Christ! You people are insane! Why don't you send some sort of probe with a giant drill attached to it. Like a giant, robot, space-mosquito. It could land on the moon and suck out the moon water. Then, having filled it's tanks, it could fly back to earth by using it's giant wings made of a carbon-fiber and adamantium alloy. Which would be light and strong enough to lift the robot of the moon's surface, and yet durable enough to withstand the heat of reentry."

NASA Scientist: "Well suck me sideways! Though your ideas may be wild and fanciful, they just might be the breath of fresh air we've been waiting for. We'll get started right away....sir"

kegbenk said...

look guys, better to fight the mooninites there than here. terror is just waiting at our doorstep.

Lord Sabbat said...

via scientific americans' site: "Last year, British scientists identified regions where water might be found on the Moon and estimated that there could be enough to fill one of Europe's largest reservoirs."

I.e. they ARE planning on some interplanetary misquito thing. or whatever the fuck they are planning on (or at least fantasizing about) doing it involves moving water from the moon to here. yikes.

Either way i think its a real lazy fucking idea

King of Daves said...

Yeah, well if they do build some sort of mosquito thing I hope it resembles the giant, steam, powered, mecha-spider from Wild Wild West. And I hope it's piloted by Will Smith and Ben Afleck.

Anyway, what time is the bombing going down? I wonder if I can catch a glimpse of that shiz.

Lord Sabbat said...

its actually friday at 730 here. i dont know if youll be able to see it with the naked eye but thatd be fucking sick.

mackie said...

i wonder if you can see it from the fernbank observatory? they are open to the public thursday and friday nights if its clear out. its actually pretty cool if you have never been.