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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 5/31/2001 8:04:06 AM EDT
SEALs have been "active" in the space program since its (real) inception. does this worry anybody? what are we afraid of up there??? a band of albanian rebels? ...or even scarier... [(:|)] p.s. since the moon landing might have been faked, are SEALs fake too???
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 8:09:20 AM EDT
how about this...why do astranauts carry M-9's(9mm u.s. military sidearms) and huge f#$kin nasa knives into space.... i think the Gov. is worried.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 8:09:35 AM EDT
It isn't the seals in space I worry about it is the walruses. Have you ever seen a pile of their S%it!?!?![;)]
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 8:11:02 AM EDT
They were the most qualified for recovering space capsules after a splash down. I think one SEAL did go through the entire astronut program and actually make it into space, can't remember for certain though.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 8:14:13 AM EDT
while i was in the service i remember looking up into space at about 3 in the morning and my buddies saying "hey thats to high for aircraft and satalites dont move like that" it must have been one of thoose.................UUFOOO's
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 8:27:19 AM EDT
-sigh- SEALs were used in early tests of human endurance to see what the body could withstand along with other physical and mental tests. Capt. William M Shepherd will be commanding the new space station when it is completed. He's already racked up something like 400+ hours on the shuttle. Hewas actually rejected by NASA when he first tried out for the space program. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1971 with a degree in aerospace engineering, and later earned degrees in ocean engineering and mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From there, he served a tour with one of the UDT's before serving in the SEALs. -SARguy
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 8:27:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2001 8:35:53 AM EDT by LARRYG]
Talk about paranoid. Good Grief!!! The SEALS were used for recovery of the astronauts and the capsules because they were the most qualified. And people who even mention the moon landings being faked have been watching too many movies. I question the grip on reality of those that espouse this crap. Why must everything good be questioned? As far as one acutally going into space, read SARguy's post. If one happens to qualify for the program, so what! They are probably in the best shape for this type of thing anyway. And when did astronauts start carrying sidearms? If they actually do, which is news to me, you must remember that something could go wrong and they could wind up in unfriendly territory, just like any military pilot. How about a little common sense and less paranoia.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 8:43:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 8:51:11 AM EDT
SORRY i meant UDT/SEAL !!!!
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 11:39:25 AM EDT
To all those paranoid people out there: I am coming for you! Thanky you, SARguy for interjecting some common sense.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 11:50:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 11:54:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By burn: how about this...why do astranauts carry M-9's(9mm u.s. military sidearms) and huge f#$kin nasa knives into space.... i think the Gov. is worried.
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Why carry an M9 when they got plasma pulse rifles in the trunk of the shuttle.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 12:05:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2001 12:03:28 PM EDT by combattronics]
Just imagine an accidental discharge of a 9mm handgun in a pressurized spaceshuttle cabin...... I have serious doubts to the statement that astronauts are issued firearms. Knives on the other hand, serve a purpose if the astronauts are forced to improvise the use of the shuttles equipment, for instance cutting out parts of the walls insulation material. Improvisation was shown to save lifes in the Apollo 13 movie.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 12:06:59 PM EDT
Remember all those classified military missions launched by the shuttle? All those missions were probably not all US spy satellites, some missions the astronauts probably opened the shuttle bay doors and pulled in Russian or other countries satellites to remove hardware/software or place electronic monitoring devices within them and place them back into orbit. They might use military personnel for those missions. This is only a guess.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 12:08:11 PM EDT
Remember all those classified military missions launched by the shuttle? All those missions were probably not all US spy satellites, some missions the astronauts probably opened the shuttle bay doors and pulled in Russian or other countries satellites to remove hardware/software or place electronic monitoring devices within them and place them back into orbit. They might use military personnel for those missions. This is only a guess.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 12:43:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2001 3:00:03 PM EDT by MET1]
SEALS:Sea,Air,Land,Space?
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 12:53:59 PM EDT
Well I dont know what they would shoot but we are pretty sure that firearms will work in space. But I cant imagine a suit glove fitting in a M9's trigger guard.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 1:23:51 PM EDT
Firearms are not carried on shuttle missions. Armegddon was only a movie. Point of fact, the lineage of Naval Special Warfare includes NCDU S&R, UDT, and SEALs. If someone calls an old S&R guy a SEAL, well, he is. If you want to split hairs on stuff, SEALs is also capitalized. -SARguy
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