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  1. G'day mate. Your wish has been granted. You're in Esperance, Australia, July 12th 1979. It is just past the midnight hour. You are standing in the midst of the outback when you see bright streaks in the night sky. One appears almost motionless for a short while, but then appear to draw nearer. Get ready to receive Skylab, albeit, a giant chuck of it.

    I wish to visit the last of the Babylon stations, that shining beacon in space, all alone in the night.

  2. Granted, but for a weird reason, they are live streaming the derelict upper stage presently on burn n crash's lawn. It does not make for interesting viewing and it means the crew and viewers miss out on live streaming a more captivating and inspiring launch. A young child watching the stream is never inspired to pursue engineering. As a result, this child never invents the hyperdrive when they grow up. Without this technology, humanity lacks the means to escape the Sun's premature nova in 200 years time, dooming the species.

    I wish to have fried giganto-mantis shrimp meal.

  3. Granted. But you are not provided with a reusable first stage....nor any launch support equipment of any kind. Thus, your newly acquired upper stage becomes nothing more than an really big, and useless, lawn ornament.

    I wish for human-sized mantis shrimp to move freely upon the land.


  4. Granted. Assuming you wanted an opportunity to photograph 'Oumuamua anew, it is flung back towards the Solar System to make a very spectacular arrival to your very doorstep.

    I wish for a decent pair of sunglasses to witness this intense event before succumbing to the subsequent thermal pulse thereafter.

  5. Granted. You get the Nuke you need. But the price you pay is having your brain and much of your spinal cord put into a robot. Which may sound cool at first thought. "Yeah, I'll be a bad-ascii robot like in RoboCop 2!". However, the robot is meant to perform mundane manufacturing tasks.

    I wish for a corrosion free car.

  6. Granted. It is the beginning of the 1 Century AD. In the Library of Alexandria, appearing out of nowhere, in the midst of patrons and scholars, is a strange rectangular shaped contraption. On either side is a square shaped jewel, one flat and dark, the other rounded and transparent. It is unclear what its function is. One curious patron, Jeb, decided to exam the device. Seizing it up, he roughly handles the mysterious object, so much so that the device become damaged. Crudely prying a panel, Jeb's tool pierces into the device. There is a bright flash and smoke appears, then a blaze rages out from device. The flames set fire to the table Jeb was seated at, which had other objects stacked upon it. These are consumed by the flames too and in short order the great Library of Alexandria burns to the ground.

    I wish this scenario becomes a movie.

  7. Granted. However, being the second largest object in the Kerbol System in terms of size and mass, the delta-V requirements are so large that landing on the surface is impossible to achieve. Thus, all these worlds are yours. Except Jool, attempt no landing there.

    I wish Jool was compressed into a green candy.

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