If they only sent officers, nothing would get done
@Jeremy Williams, shots fired
Actually no there wont be
@Jeremy Williams, and they’d all be lost in space
@Jeremy Williams, I commission next May, and damn, you’re not wrong.
@RepostSniper, what branch?
@Jeremy Williams, Army
@RepostSniper, navy* submariners are the closest we have to space pirates so they’ll choose them first.
@BigJohnson86, honestly, it’ll probably be the Air Force
@TheBigJ, No, that's entirely true. I'm an officer (technically) and we only get things done by tasking the right enlisted for the job. I enjoy learning how they do things, for bonding with them and camaraderie, but I ultimately leave them to do their job unless I see gross negligence. Like if something is wrong with my ejection seat.
@ArchonErikr, you spelled ‘office chair’ wrong
@Smurf309fs, Nah, I'm not Air Force.
@Jackinthebox, the earrhling, aracnid xeno war was sparked when a lieutenant misread the starmap and lead his craft into thier homeworlds atmosphere
@Cocaine Jedi, you can’t spell lost without LT
I seriously don’t get that idea. It wouldn’t work. The second you fire a gun you would be sent flying backwards infinitely and be halfway across the galaxy eventually.
@Midnite St0rm, actually, because of the difference is mass between a human being in a space suit and a bullet, you would be pushed backwards, but not very hard, and, assuming that were systems in place, as one would expect of a space force, you should be fine. The bullet won't ever stop though. Not unless it hit something directly.
@Midnite St0rm, it's nost likely going to be defensive satellites. The name is misleading, but we have other less civil countries researching ways to make satellites that could take down other satellites
@Midnite St0rm, I mean...maybe in a few billion/trillion years
@Midnite St0rm, you know Russia has a Space Force
@Midnite St0rm, Laser Cannons my boy
@Dephenistrator, Pretty sure we can do it already with rockets/missiles. Probably why so many satellites are used for multiple operations - no one wants to take out the other side’s comms sats if it means they’d lose access to porn channels in the process.
@dabbage cabbage, It wouldn’t even do that considering the gun would never be able to shoot in the vacuum of space. You need oxygen to ignite the gunpowder when the hammer hits the bullet casing
@dabbage cabbage, firing a gun in space, even with countermeasures in place, would be an entirely inefficient form of warfare. The chance of hitting anything while free aiming are basically zero unless at near point blank range, and the damage would be inconsequential.
A bullet hitting a space station or ship would at most cause a small hole that can be patched.
In personnel warfare in space you have to hit their helmet, which isn’t going to happen unless again, at close to point blank range.
@I Are Lebo, not to call you out, but I do wonder what the best weapon for space fighting would be. Some kind of spear gun? Merle combat? What's your take
@dabbage cabbage, either ship mounted torpedos or high powered lasers. In either event, aimed by computer, not by hand.
@I Are Lebo, understandable
@dabbage cabbage, the gun powder needs air to combust and expel the bullet. No air=no bullets, at least as we know them.
Given how Elon Musk will probably get us to mars around the time that space marines become an established space force, I foresee the red faction series less fictional entertainment and more a... let's say a documentary before it's time.
@Sambob, nah, too muchpsuedoscience
@Sambob, Red Faction is lame. I want to see the Warhammer 40k universe. I mean, sure there are literal gods of chaos and dozens of monolithic xenos species out to destroy us and sure there's unending, horrific war killing billions, but Space Marines are just too badass to pass up.
@Doctor Krieger, LOL im going to have to disagree with ya there. I feel that the horror that is Tyranids and Chaos far outweigh the coolness of Space Marines. Even factoring in the extra coolness of the Space Wolves, the evil factions are still 2 spooky 4 me
@Fairy Squad Mother, what's the worst that could happen? Some panzy space bugs kill all of humanity to assimilate its genetic material? Pffffft! I could think of much worse fates than the exctinction of the human race in the same universe!
@Doctor Krieger, oh no. You have doomed us all with the cursed phrase, “what’s the worst that could happen?” Sigh. Guess I’ll go hide in the bunker, not that it will do any good. Maybe I should try investing in bug spray 🤔
Naw, they need cops up there.
@The Nuker, Considering this is a new frontier of defense, I say they’ll need all of our absolutely most patriotic servicemen. Therefore, I think we need to send everyone who took the NFL protests against police brutality and turned it into a slight against the troops are the ones who should get to go. And I don’t mean just soldiers. I mean any warm blooded American who took a stand and said”Respect for our troops is far more important than your call for equality and change”. We need to fire them all into space immediately, for the safety and dignity of our nation.