“What would you need to pull this off? The biggest factor is probably cost. This won’t be cheap. While Bond supervillans tend to have these sorts of facilities and liquidity, they don’t really exist, and I want to keep this at least tenuously grounded in something that seems like reality. Without supervillans, the only entity really able to pull something like this off would be a country. A wealthy country, with a knack for precision and planning. A country with a motive, like maybe a strange fixation on neutrality to the degree they’ve made their country a fortress and they may be interested in getting a spaceship for an off-world colony, fast.
I’m talking about Switzerland.”