Must have been designed by either Bart Simpson or Dennis the Menace.
“Open the pod bay doors, Hal.”
“The slingshots and arrows of outrageous fortune.”
Point is, it worked. Bankrupted the Soviets trying to keep up.
When I was working on the SDI in the 80’s, this cartoon, lovingly clipped from the LA Times, was front and center on the board in my office.
Now that we no longer have the space shuttles how are we going to get the sling shots of Trump’s Space Force up in space? Oh, yeah – the Russians will do it for us. . . undoubtedly the Russians. And they’ll pay us to do it, too! Just like the Mexicans are paying for the wall.
You say Reagan, and I say Ray Gun… let’s call the whole thing off!
Actually, that could work. The trick is finding a projectile that will survive passage through the atmosphere and still be large enough to deliver a lot of kinetic energy upon impact. The starting size may be the problem.
I’d just as place my trust in Mother Hitton’s Littul Kittons!
After enough slingshots nobody will wanna fight…