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Ep. 105: Tales of the Space Force

Ep. 105: Tales of the Space Force


So the United States is going to form a Space Force, apparently. That sounds like just a real good use of money. Why does a country need a Space Force? How stupid is this idea? Is it actually a smart idea? Is this idea irrelevant in the face of the rise of both fascism and ocean levels within a context of civilizational collapse brought about by late stage capitalism and really don’t we have more important things to worry about rather than the military being able to shoot satellites real, real good? Sigh. All that and more on this week’s Future Left Podcast.

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Oh shit it’s a moon base! https://metro.co.uk/2018/08/24/nasa-ordered-to-send-human-astronauts-to-live-in-a-permanent-moon-base-by-2024-7879473/

Oh shit, it’s another article about a moon base! https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/moon-bases-being-planned-now-may-show-us-how-live-ncna855826

Strator, Much Strategic. Very Wow. https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/space-final-frontier-war

Elon Musk is firing some rich idiot around the moon. http://time.com/5401923/elon-musk-spacex-moon/

Sure, SpaceX will launch weapons into space. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/23733/spacex-exec-says-company-would-launch-a-weapon-into-space-in-defense-of-this-country

Vox explains Space Force. https://www.vox.com/2018/6/18/17475444/trump-space-force-speech-air-force-congress

Vox still explaining Space Force. https://www.vox.com/2018/6/18/17476266/trump-space-force-speech-questions

What a Space Force might actually look like: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-what-the-us-militarys-space-force-would-look-like-2018-04-18

Some choice Trump quotes on Space Force. https://www.npr.org/2018/05/21/613017475/trump-hints-at-plan-to-create-space-force-as-sixth-military-branch

Shooting down Satellites. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/06/space-force-trump-legal-military-role-satellites-science/

NASA’s hot take. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nasa-chief-explains-the-need-for-a-space-force/

Ep 106: What Future 2018 (Ft. Meehan Crist & Rose Eveleth)

Ep 106: What Future 2018 (Ft. Meehan Crist & Rose Eveleth)

Ep. 104: Hot Off the Printer -- Untraceable & Undetectable Guns on Demand

Ep. 104: Hot Off the Printer -- Untraceable & Undetectable Guns on Demand