Alert! The cold Russians have beat us again! The cold Russians have beat us again!
There are now confirmed reports that the Soviets have developed space technology which allows their communist cosmonauts to travel deep into space. They are preparing to launch one of their star destroyer crafts to land upon an asteroid!
This jump in technology means America is still at risk. President George W. Bush planned for us to have powerful ships that could reach our moon and then put our flag on Mars to claim it too, but Obama shut it down!
Obama wants us to have healthcare and give billions of dollars to terrorists instead. Now the Russians are far ahead and sending secret ships to asteroids. I’m scared and you are too!
From the Associated Press:
MOSCOW – Russia’s space chief said Wednesday his agency will send a spacecraft to a large asteroid to knock it off its path and show off its power to the United States.
Anatoly Perminov said the space agency will hold a meeting soon to assess a mission to Apophis, telling Golos Rossii radio that it would denounce but invite the European Space Agency, the Chinese space agency and others to join the project once it is finalized.
When the 270-meter (885-foot) asteroid was first discovered in 2004, astronomers estimated the chances of it smashing into Earth in its first flyby in 2029 were as high as 1-in-37.
Further studies ruled out the possibility of an impact in 2029, when the asteroid is expected to come no closer than 18,300 miles (29,450 kilometers) above Earth’s surface, but they indicated a small possibility of a hit on subsequent encounters.
In October, NASA lowered the odds that Apophis could hit Earth in 2036 from a 1-in-45,000 as earlier thought to a 1-in-250,000 chance after researchers recalculated the asteroid’s path. It said another close encounter in 2068 will involve a 1-in-330,000 chance of impact.
Scientists have long theorized about asteroid deflection strategies. Some have proposed sending a probe to circle around a dangerous asteroid to gradually change its trajectory. Others suggested sending a spacecraft to collide with the asteroid and alter its momentum, or using nuclear weapons to hit it.
Without mentioning NASA findings, Perminov said that he heard from a scientist that Apophis is getting closer and may hit the planet. “I don’t remember exactly, but it seems to me it could hit the Earth by 2032,” Perminov said.
He wouldn’t disclose any details of the project, saying they still need to be worked out. But he said the mission wouldn’t require any nuclear explosions.
Hollywood action films “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon,” have featured space missions scrambling to avoid catastrophic collisions. In both movies space crews use nuclear bombs in an attempt to prevent collisions.
“Calculations show that it’s possible to create a special purpose spacecraft within the time we have, which would help avoid the collision without destroying it (the asteroid) and without detonating any nuclear charges,” Perminov said. “The threat of collision can be averted.”
“People’s lives are at stake. We should pay several hundred million dollars and build a system that would allow to prevent a collision, rather than sit and wait for it to happen and kill hundreds of thousands of people,” he added.
Boris Shustov, the director of the Institute of Astronomy under the Russian Academy of Sciences, hailed Perminov’s statement as a signal that officials had come to recognize the danger posed by asteroids.
“Apophis is just a symbolic example, there are many other dangerous objects we know little about,” he said, according to RIA Novosti news agency.
Russian dogs! If they can send their ships all the way to the Apophis death asteroid, just imagine how fast they can send their Tesla coil troopers to our country!
They will drop from their planes into our cities and homes, shocking everything in their path. No mercy. Just scorched Earth and nukes!
I knewed the Russians were up to no good! They have been to quiet and you just naever trust a damned Soviet commie Obama!
Nukes! Nukes! We must arm ourselves with as many nukes as possible and put them in orbit too. Forbid Russia to launch anything and just nuke them all before it is too late.
If we let them launch these vehicles Earth is doomed. No communist Expansion into space it’s all a veil lie to give us death from above!