Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Space Disaster

We all knew something was coming. Well, maybe the suits in Washington thought that they could keep imposing "sanctions" on Russia and that Russia would meekly lie there and not so much as whimper as their American overlords whipped them, but those of us who live in the real world knew that Russia would deliver a "fuck you" in response eventually. And sure enough, Vladimir now says that they are going to quit carrying our people and supplies to the International Space Station starting in 2020.

Alarmists are screeching about the need to "do something" and the death of the space program and "how could we have let it come to this?" Um, did everyone miss the news that the private US company "Space X" has already delivered supplies to the ISS, and has said it will be ready to deliver people in 2017? That's a three year grace period before the Russians cut us off. Think before you panic.

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