Self confessed Trekie and proud of it. 40 years strong. Babylon 5, Star Gate and Aliens too.
It’s amazing how many things we take for granted in space that may or may not be true. For example, after the last shuttle tragedy it was reported that NASA knew some of the tiles were damaged at launch. They didn’t have a easy way to inspect it in space. A lot of people wondered why they didn’t stop by the Space Station and check. Or even do a space walk and look. Turns out the Shuttle’s thrusters didn’t have anywhere near the power and NASA spoke gobbledygook about them being in different trajectory. Not to mention NASA still doesn’t have great fix it engineers like Scotty or Miles O’Brien in space.
Any sci fi fan sees these space ships routinely moving around, docking just like a car. Not gonna happen in real life. Even understanding space trajectory talk takes a frigging rocket scientist.
Now NASA has found a mysterious cavern with a entry hole. My first thought was don’t disturb it. We all know what happens when curious earth men poke their stupid noses into strange planet’s dark spaces.
What other bad assumptions have we learned about Space?
I swear this thing looks like something a criminal alien would be imprisoned on. Naturally we’ll be the idiots giving him a space ride to a nice planet that he can enslave.