A Star Wars Graphic that fits the script

Early drafts this project took place at the real HELSTF (the High Energy Laster Test Facility) at the U.S. White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. President Ronald Reagan created The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), which he dubbed the “Star Wars” project, with the long-term goal of being able to shoot down incoming ballistic missiles with a high-energy laser weapon.

Just last year, in March 2019, the facility’s laser tech finally shot down its first missile.  That brings the HELSTAF screenplay laser into the realm of reality.

Otherwise, Australia is using lasers to study the ozone layer and the super-cooled clouds that cover the South Pole much of the time.

LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) at Australia’s Davis Station

The first atomic bombs were tested at the Trinity Site, within the bounds of the White Sands Proving Grounds (as it was called back then).  SHOCK CLAIM: Antarctica is a Big Nuclear Launchpad.

Like that’s news. The U.S. detonated 67 nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific (between Hawaii and the Philippines) after World War II.  There are still very high levels of radioactive chlorine in Antarctica, where much of the fallout ended up.  To this day, the radioactive levels in the Marshall Islands are ten times higher than the exclusion zone around Chernobyl, Ukraine.

Speaking of Ukraine and nuclear weapons

A Bomb Tests over the Marshall Islands