US space forces received a horse instead of starships
The recently created US space armed forces, which are designed to use the most advanced technologies, received their first vehicle. However, the military was not handed over to the prototype of the starship, as you could expect, but a living horse named a ghost. There is a great sense in this – to fly military astronauts yet, and horses pass well where SUVs and ATVs get stuck.
From open information it is known that directly with the Cosmos, the US space forces will get acquainted only in the foreseeable future. In the meantime, they are engaged in the fact that they settled down at the Vandenberg air-air base, the fifth largest among the mainland bases of the United States. The territory of the base is huge, and the relief is extremely complex – in such an area it is best to move on horses.
The ghost belongs to the purely American breed, the so -called “quarterhors”. The name comes from the phrase “quarter of a mile” – this is exactly the distance bred as a result of a special breeding horse should run at a maximum speed. The ghost is trained in the framework of the program to attract horses to military service, in which there are also projects for capture and training of wild Mustangs. So in addition to the functions of the patrol, the first American “space horse” will also be able to help with the selection and education of four -legged recruits.