stuff that’s hard to do (Iran, strike two)

No, I’m not laughing. They’ll eventually succeed,
and a satellite booster ain’t all that different from an ICBM.
Long-range nuclear capability + suicidal death cult = [implications left to the reader]
I remember Sputnik shock — duck-and-cover film clips in elementary school and more civil-defense PSAs on TV.
Story-1 (Tuesday’s failure)
Story-2 (last-month’s failure)


  1. MikeAZ
    Posted February 8, 2019 at 6:21 am |

    If it were up to me, a rubber band gun aimed skyward would be considered a potential threat. At least we have a President who might consider doing something about this “friendly” space launch, like maybe sending a few “friends” back at them.

  2. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted February 8, 2019 at 8:16 am |

    Looking at Story-1, I gotta wonder what grade school won the competition to do the paint scheme on the rocket.

  3. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted February 8, 2019 at 11:13 am |

    Mike 1^
    Calling Dr. No.
    Actually, an Iranian launch might be a good live target for certain… technologies, which I know nothing about… nuth-thing.

    LotF 2^
    *heh* Yeah, classic “lipstick on a pig”
    Mebbe it was that some boss guy tried to get his wives off his case by lettin’ ‘em decorate it.
    I waaas gonna do a joke about the paint job makin’ it too heavy to reach orbit.

  4. MikeAZ
    Posted February 10, 2019 at 6:52 am |

    I just was looking at the pictures from the story again when this jumped out at me: forget the paint job on the rocket, who was the “friendly” who conveniently painted the targeting circles around the launch site?