[FPSPACE] cold war show-down in space

droam dan.roam@circle.com
Mon, 2 Oct 2000 12:41:39 -0400

A little self promotion:

I've created some "artist's renderings" and quicktime movies of some of 
these spacecraft on my site


Please take a look. 

>On Sat, 30 Sep 2000, KEITH GOTTSCHALK wrote:
>>     So now the latest postings reveal we could have had
>> Almaz v. LEM mk.2  battling it out in orbit a quarter of a
>> century ago? 
>There were other proposals dated ca 1963 for Gemini spacecraft with
>missiles.  These things never got beyond simple paper studies (in other
>words, they did not even become complex paper studies).
>>     With Almaz's light ack-ack gun, no doubt a military blue
>> LEM mk.2 would have been equipped with Sidewinders. Thank
>> goodness all this Buck Rogers / Flash Gordan / Brick
>> Bradford nuttery ran out of funds before the first killing
>> in space !
>I don't think it was so much "running out of funds" as it was differing
>opinions within the space communities.  The spooks, who really called the
>shots, did not want space to become a battleground.  The Air Force guys
>pushing things like MOL and all the white space stuff, wanted weapons, but
>were never convincing in their arguments.
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