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Old 07-27-2009, 06:17 AM
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I doubt we'd shoot it down. So long as there's no overt hositility. This isn't the 1960's you know. There'd be some fear, but I think mostly curiousity. And maybe someone would ask, "What if we can gain control of this craft?"
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I doubt we'd shoot it down. So long as there's no overt hositility. This isn't the 1960's you know. There'd be some fear, but I think mostly curiousity. And maybe someone would ask, "What if we can gain control of this craft?"
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If the USS Enterprise was sighted orbiting our planet tomorrow, the world will unite as one, put aside all political, religious, and social differences--to blow that mutha right outta the sky!

We got yer first contact right here, buddy!
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If the USS Enterprise was sighted orbiting our planet tomorrow, the world will unite as one, put aside all political, religious, and social differences--to blow that mutha right outta the sky!

We got yer first contact right here, buddy!
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It'd be more valuable intact. But if we shot it down we'd just reverse engineer the technology, and build one for ourselves.
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It'd be more valuable intact. But if we shot it down we'd just reverse engineer the technology, and build one for ourselves.
Bailing wire and scotch tape optional..
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Panic bells, it's red alert, there's something here from somewhere else!
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Great comments, everyone!

Here are a few things we would probably see:

1. NASA would be requested to train all their resources upon this object.

2. Relevant federal agencies would attempt to discern whether this is a publicity stunt of some kind. This would take less than a day.

3. The government would try to determine whether a cover story could be planted, just in case it is necessary, but would not deny the existence of the spacecraft.

4. The ISS would be covertly instructed to conduct surveillance of the spacecraft.

5. Once the news got out, there would be numerous "insta-specials" speculating about the nature of the object and the apparent connection with the Star Trek entertainment franchise.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:01 AM
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Yeah, we have some special commandos for that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpztVZWC_hk
Actually..that's not far off...
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