On Feb 28, 3:21 pm, Davoud <s...@sky.net> wrote: > Robert Clark: > > > For many people the Air Force not sharing all the technical means at > > its disposal led to the loss of the shuttle Columbia crew. It must not > > be said that its keeping its meteor detections capability secret led > > to the loss of an entire city. > > It doesn't matter how many people believe some nonsense about the > Columbia, it's not true. Can you imagine how many hours or days in > advance the AF would have to have known a meteor was going to collide > with the Columbia!? Not possible. The Air Force has no "meteor > detections capability," secret or otherwise, because the AF is not in > the business of detecting meteors, even if it does so inadvertently > from time to time. The AF does not operate the U.S. space > reconnaissance program. > > By that token, if a meteor destroys a whole city it won't be the fault > of the Air Force except in deranged minds. For each nutter who blamed > the Air Force for not detecting a meteor there would be two other > nutters who blamed the AF for not shooting down a UFO. > > We mustn't let conspiracy theorists and other nut cases run our science. > > --
Needless to say, the implication was not that Columbia was destroyed by a meteor, but that the Air Force's various imaging and detection capabilities were not shared before Columbia attempted re-entry. In regards to the Air Force having meteor detection capability the Air Force has acknowledged this.
Bob Clark On Feb 23, 6:09 pm, Robert Clark <rgregorycl...@yahoo.com> wrote: >... > > Meteor expert Clark Chapman and former astronaut Rusty Schweickart > urge U.S. military to re-initiate sharing of satellite detections of > meteor impacts: > > Russian Meteor Fallout: Military Satellite Data Should Be Shared. > by Leonard David, SPACE.com?s Space Insider Columnist > Date: 18 February 2013 Time: 09:03 AM EThttp://www.space.com/19846-russian-meteor-fallout-military-satellites... > > From links in the article, the military formerly did share this > information but the policy was changed in 2009. This is important > because the satellites reportedly have the capability to detect > meteors down to 1 meter wide and below. This would well have the > capability to determine if close asteroid flybys result in increased > meteor impacts. > > Bob Clark