-4Joined Apr 2020


Thanks for the explanation on this, there's a lot to tackle when it comes to environmental issues and I sort of lost track of what has to be done, for what, in which direction, and what the realistic effects would be... I mean, when you've got issues as varied as CO² emissions, the plastic "island" in the Pacific ocean and deforestation, you feel like you'd need several brains to keep track of everything.

Still, I wonder whether the current state of the world's economy will bring more ecological practices. I mean, for example, I used to fly twice a year to Southern Europe to inspect stuff like this commercial real estate in Barcelona for my company, but these days, it's not necessarily, you can get an assistant on site to do a video visit of the items, or sign documents with electronic signatures.

Exactly, ballistic missiles (or, at this point of the strike, their warheads) are slowed down when reentering the atmosphere - just like satellites and space capsules containing astro/cosmo/spationauts - at much slower speeds. The 2-digit Mach speeds are reached only outside of the atmosphere.

I think that sort of stuff happened during every pandemic in Europe up until the 19th century, but the Netherlands, during the Renaissance, were a very devout country, and a plague outbreak happened during the 16th (or 17th?) century.

So, people all came together to pray. In the enclosed space of a church. And conducted special services for people sick and dying. You can guess where it led...

There's a thing that has to be taken into account though, regarding the speed of these missiles; ballistic ones are faster, but reach Mach 20 and similar speeds outside of the atmosphere, while hypersonic missiles reach up to Mach 5 in the atmosphere.

Anyways, "hypersonic" would be a much better term to use for that technology than Trump's "super duper missile"...