The Moon's North Pole
The Earth's moon has been an endless source of fascination for humanity for thousands of years. When at last Apollo 11 landed on the moon's surface in 1969, the crew found a desolate, lifeless orb, but one which still fascinates scientist and non-scientist alike. This image of the moon's north polar region was taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, or LROC. One of the primary scientific objectives of LROC is to identify regions of permanent shadow and near-permanent illumination. Since the start of the mission, LROC has acquired thousands of Wide Angle Camera images approaching the north pole. From these images, scientists produced this mosaic, which is composed of 983 images taken over a one month period during northern summer. This mosaic shows the pole when it is best illuminated, regions that are in shadow are candidates for permanent shadow. Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
STRANGER THAN FICTION
Is Hollywood doing NASA’s job of disclosure for them?
The possibility of a 60′s era space alliance between the United States and the USSR’s died with President Kennedy’s assassination and Premier Krushchev’s banishment. In the decade that followed, NASA’s amazing successes were rivaled only by the Soviet’s failures.
Although a CCCP cosmonaut was the first human to the orbit the earth, it was America’s astronauts who ultimately achieved mankind’s manifest destiny. The world rejoiced as Apollo 11 touched down upon the Moon’s surface, but the communist party seethed – suffering a series of humiliating catastrophes.
The Kremlin applied pressure to its scientists and engineers to restore national pride and prevent the rival capitalists from establishing lunar military bases. Unfortunately, those desperate efforts resulted in series of catastrophic disasters which could no longer be disguised by smoke and mirror propaganda nor the obligatory waving of hammer and sickle flags of the past.
As NASA’s Apollo manned space missions became ever more frequent, industrious and covert, a paranoid Premier Brezhnev demanded an immediate Soviet presence on the moon. All available resources were poured into the top-secret N-1 heavy rocket program – a massive and highly unstable machine that would seal the fate of the Soviet cold war cosmos platform forever. Its four known test launches all ended in complete calamity. The July 3, 1969 explosion which occurred 23 second after launch remains the worst space disaster in human history.
Finally, in 1974, the Soviets abandoned their manned lunar agenda and surrendered their separatist ideals by finally joining the American space effort. Prior to this the only public example of co-operation between the two programs occurred to prevent the collision of NASA’s Apollo 11 craft and the unmanned Luna 15 satellite.
Kennedy’s vision of a joint space program finally materialized in the mid-seventies when the two nations teamed for a historic space mission. Clearly the Soviets needed the aid of NASA’s precision equipment. But what did the US need from the Soviets? Why would President Ford violate Nixon’s doctrine and welcome such an alliance in the midst of nuclear arms proliferation, and the violent expansion of communism throughout Asia and the Americas? What was more foreboding, more threatening to the United States than the dreaded red menace? The answers to those questions laid in deep space. And on July 15, 1975, a team of cosmonauts and astronauts set out to find them. Their mission…
After the efforts of President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev to form a joint space program were sabotaged and ultimately failed, the two rival cold war governments accelerated their competing and covert manned moon rocket agendas.
By the late 1960′s, investigating the lunar surface for alien life suddenly had become an urgent matter. The United States dedicated no less than five government agencies – Majestic 12, Project Sign, Project Grudge, Project Blue Book and the CIA to identify, analyze and conceal evidence of alien encounters. Between 1965 and 1966 at least six NASA astronauts had reported orbital run-ins with space bogeys and gave detailed descriptions of UFO sightings – specifically Gemini 4, Gemini 7 and Gemini 11. Unexplained classified images from U.S. unmanned lunar landers urged NASA scientists to install top-secret fiber optic cameras hidden within the frame work of their Apollo vessels – and create a private radio channel through which mission control and astronauts could communicate covertly. NASA committed to such deceptions after the government committee authored Brookings Report warned the agency that public UFO disclosure would “probably disentegrate stable earth societies (otherwise sure of their place in the universe) or at least cause the public to suffer extreme changes in values, attitudes and behavior.” The report also predicated artifacts left by intelligent life forms likely to be discovered within next twenty years through space activities on the moon and mars. After Apollo 11′s accidental admission of an UFO encounter enroute to the moon and Surveyor 3′s classified photos of the moon’s Mare Cognitum, NASA executed its first lunar black-ops mission. The crew of Apollo 12 conducted a dark 19-minute S-EVA at the location Statio Cognitium, “THE KNOWN BASE.”
The Soviets had also encountered lunar alien anomalies. Following the Lunokhod 2 moon rover’s mysterious “disappearance” during a classified lunar transmission, the CCCP invested maximum effort into their N-1 manned rocket program. Officially, the N-1 never reached the moon, but several reports cite “missing cosmonauts” and suggest the USSR did indeed reach the lunar surface, but buried the mission as a covert failure since no cosmonaut returned to earth alive – a huge embarrassment given the US had successfully returned a dozen moonwalkers to terra firma. (An example of this Soviet refusal to generate negative space propaganda was illustrated in 1961 when the nation announced cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin the first man to orbit the earth aboard Vostok 1. Two previous Soviet attempts which resulted in the horrific deaths of those cosmonauts were never publicized.)
In 1972, NASA, the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency received orders from President Richard Nixon to schedule 100% covert manned lunar missions. To accomplish this remarkable feat, “Tricky Dick” publicly announced the cancellation of future planned Apollo Missions Eighteen, Ninenteen and Twenty – “unfortunate budgetary cuts” was the excuse given, although the total amount saved totaled less than a mere $42 million. Since those missions didn’t officially exist, on paper, a clandestine launch site was established off the West Coast near Lompoc, California at the U.S. Space Command’s Vandenberg Air Force Base – one of the few viable remote staging grounds that could accommodate a heavy rocket lift off.
Two years later, Apollo 18′s lunar module “Liberty” touched down on the surface of the moon’s dark side. It’s DoD crew secretly carried out their top-secret EVA’s as planned but, unfortunately, Apollo 18 never safely returned to earth. Whatever data Apollo 18 had collected and whatever alien discoveries were made remained a mystery.
GUNS & ROSES (Part 5)
On November 12, 1963, President John F. Kennedy reached an agreement with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on joint space missions and sharing classified UFO files. Both leaders instructed their respective UFO working groups to share information. Kennedy issued a National Security Action Memo to the Director of the CIA ordering the agency to share classified files with NASA and the USSR since the agency. The CIA had taken charge of all UFO files following the closure of Project Blue Book and had insisted it remain solely in charge.
In his final months as CIA Director, Allen Dulles made it clear that under no circumstances would any U.S. President or his national security staff be briefed or given access to classified UFO files. Days later, the President was assassinated. This was likely a direct result of Kennedy’s efforts to gain access to the CIA’s top secret files.
JFK & CIA Director Dulles
Unknown to Kennedy, a set of secret MJ-12 directives issued by Allen Dulles, proscribed any cooperation with Kennedy and his national security staff on the UFO issue. It was Dulles and another six unknown MJ-12 members who sanctioned the directives in a document – including a political assassination directive against non-cooperative officials in the Kennedy administration – which was subsequently burned.
While Dulles and his six associates pre-authorized the assassination of Kennedy, it was the CIA counterintelligence chief who gave the final orders that culminated in Kennedy’s assassination. In doing so, James Angleton arranged for a communist defector – U.S. Marine Corp. sharpshooter Lee Harvery Oswald – to be recruited by known CIA “asset” Clay Shaw. This was designed to implicate the Soviets, ensuring that any federal investigation or congressional hearing would be misled. It also allowed the CIA to successfully argue to the Warren Commission, through Allen Dulles who was a member, that a thorough investigation was too dangerous due to the risk of nuclear war.
CIA officials complicit in the Kennedy assassination were likely acting to preserve the CIA’s institutional power and influence through its control of UFO information. Trigger man Oswald’s testimony would have certainly confirmed the grim facts behind the assassination, so he too was conveniently executed during a prisoner transfer amid suspiciously lax security.
Oswald shot by Jack Ruby
The CIA’s extreme efforts to prevent a Soviet-American UFO alliance would be short lived, however. A few short years later, astonishing discoveries by NASA and the USSR would cement the co-operation of the two cold war space programs and governments. But the CIA’s culpability still remains shrouded in secrecy…
CEREBUS STATION 9
The Cerebus Station 9 Remote Terminal just posted an internal document from the cold war space program of the Union Soviet Socialist Republics or the OBK-1.
The memo is addressed to Vasily Mishin from his Soviet political arch-rival (and ultimate replacement) Valentin Glushko. Mishin was a Soviet rocket scientist and one of the first Soviet specialists to see Nazi Germany’s V-2 facilities at the end of World War II.
Sergey Korolyov & Vasily Mishin
Mishin worked closely with his mentor Sergey Korolev as his deputy in the development of the first Soviet ICBM and in the Sputnik and Vostok programs. Korolev’s permature death in 1966 – officially reported by the CCCP as stomach cancer but was actually a botched operation to relieve hemorrhoids -catapulted Mishin to head of the Soviet manned space program and most specifically the development of the cursed and extremely dangerous N-1 lunar rocket – which used 30 volatile main engines and over a dozen more. Four catastrophic test launch failures spurred the removal of Mishin and sped the US-Soviet space program alliance both publicly and privately. This memo gives fascinating insight into the OBK-1′s desperate situation and the pressure applied by Moscow to match the successes of NASA.
According to my iGoogle translator, here’s the body of text in english…
AUGUST 15, 1972
COMRADE VASILY MISHIN,
THE GENERAL SECRETARY HAS EXPRESSED HIS DISSATISFACTION WITH
YOUR LACK OF PROGRESS EXECUTING OUR MANNED SPACE AGENDA. THE
OKB1′S REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING HAS BEEN DENIED. I HAVE
ASSESSED THE 11A52 RESOURCES TO BE MORE THAN ADEQUATE TO PRODUCE
THE IMMEDIATE DESIRED RESULTS. IT’S IMPERATIVE THE LENINSK TEST
TEST LAUNCH PROCEEDS AS SCHEDULED. ALTHOUGH THE NK-33′S AND
NK-43′S ARE YET NOT AVAILABLE, THE KUZNETSOV JSC WILL DELIVER
ADDITIONAL 75 NK-15′S, 23 NK-15V’S AND 15 NK-21′S AS REQUIRED.
WE MUST NOT ALLOW THE GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS OF COMRADE SERGEI KOROLOV
- OUR HERO OF SOCIALIST LABOR – BE OUT DONE BY ANY OTHER FOREIGN
POWER. I URGE THERE BE NO FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING THIS
GUNS & ROSES (Part 4)
MAJESTIC 12 was the alleged code name of a secret committee of scientists, military leaders, and government officials formed in 1947 by an executive order of U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
PROJECT SIGN was an official U.S. government study of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) undertaken by the United States Air Force and active for most of 1948.
PROJECT GRUDGE was instituted by the U.S. Air Force to investigate unidentified flying objects (UFOs). The project formally ended in December 1949, but actually continued on until late 1951.
PROJECT BLUE BOOK, created in 1952, was one of a series of systematic studies of Unidentified Flying Objects conducted by the United States Air Force. It’s objectives were to a)determine if UFOs were a threat to national security, and b) to scientifically analyze UFO-related data.
After collecting 12,618 UFO reports, Project Blue Book’s termination order was given in the late 60′s. All classified UFO files were now to be the secret property of the CIA and the DoD departments.
However, President Kennedy had other ideas. Not only did JFK want to wrestle control of these UFO files away from the covert agencies of the United States government, he also intended to share them with its citizens and even aimed to ally with the Soviet Union, proposing total classified file disclosure and intelligence co-operation. Unfortunately, his decision met with with tragic consequences.
According to Michael Salla, the founder of the Exopolitics Institute – the study of the key individuals, political institutions and processes associated with extraterrestrial life – “a newly released video interview reveals that Robert Kennedy, while U.S. Attorney General, received a classified briefing on a crashed UFO that was extraterrestrial in origin, and whose technology was secretly being reverse engineered. According to Lt Colonel Philip Corso, who served as head of the U.S. Army’s Foreign Technology Desk from 1961-1963, he personally briefed Kennedy about the Army’s effort to seed extraterrestrial technologies into the private sector. Interviewed shortly before his death in 1998, Corso revealed for the first time that Bobby Kennedy contacted him for his knowledge on highly classified national security information. Corso from 1953-1957 had served in a number of National Security Council committees during the Eisenhower administration as the Army Liaison reporting directly to Lt General Arthur Trudeau who was head of U.S. Army Intelligence. Corso’s revelation is further evidence that President Kennedy was aware of the extraterrestrial origins of UFOs. Kennedy sought to gain information on UFOs from various sources in order to re-establish direct Presidential control. It is very likely that this is the reason Bobby Kennedy sought Corso out. Corso’s revelation adds to evidence that President Kennedy’s efforts to gain oversight over UFOs played a role in his 1963 assassination. Importantly, Corso provides an insight into how the UFO issue may have also been a factor in the death of Marilyn Monroe and the 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy.”
In his interview, Corso said…I discussed this very thoroughly with Bobby Kennedy, the
attorney general, the President’s brother… He knew about the flying saucers, I
talked to him about it. I used to meet him when he was attorney general right
in his office… What went to Bobby went to the President also.
“Corso was aware that Robert Kennedy was a direct conduit to the President who was constantly briefed by his brother. Corso further explained in the interview that the meeting(s) happened in 1962, soon after Corso had testified on a Senate Committee about classified national security issues. At the time Corso was in charge of the Foreign Technology Desk, and reported directly to General Trudeau who then headed the Army’s Research and Development Division. Corso explained that he agreed to testify on the condition that his testimony was to be relayed directly to the Kennedy brothers. According to Corso, he was soon after contacted by Robert Kennedy who wanted to learn more about Corso’s knowledge and activities. Robert Kennedy’s role in learning about UFOs made him a key figure in ensuring that classified information the Kennedy brothers had gained about extraterrestrial life and technology would not be leaked to the public.”
“Dr Robert Wood who is the foremost expert in analyzing MJ-12 documents using forensic methods, has concluded that the burned document is an assassination directive. There is evidence suggesting that the assassination directive was carried out by a secret unit under the control of Angleton’s CIA counterintelligence division against President Kennedy.
Corso’s revelations about briefing Robert Kennedy on UFOs suggests that the Kennedy brothers were sufficiently informed about extraterrestrial life and technology, to pose a direct challenge to those managing extraterrestrial affairs. The ensuing struggle between the Kennedy brothers and the controllers of UFO/extraterrestrial information was a very high stakes affair. While Robert Kennedy may have been involved in the silencing/assassination of Marilyn Monroe over her threats to blow the whistle on the President’s secret visit to see a downed UFO and alien bodies, Robert Kennedy may himself have been ultimately assassinated due to his UFO knowledge. The 1968 assassination of then Senator Robert Kennedy put a final end to the Kennedy brothers efforts to restore direct Presidential control over extraterrestrial life and technology.”
LUNAR BLACK OPS
The Apollo 12 spacecraft touched down upon the Moon’s surface on November 19, 1969 in an area known as the Ocean of Storms. Official NASA mission records indicate two EVA’s (Extra Vehicular Activities) were conducted, totaling about 8 hours of mission time.
Astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean performed just over one day and seven hours of lunar activity “officially,” but there is at least one undeclared activity that has never been publicly disclosed – called an “S-EVA” (Stand-Up EVA.) The main purpose for this procedure is to collect data about the Lunar Module’s surrounding location and to photograph the Moon’s immediate landscape.
Strangely, the exact location had previously been thoroughly recorded by NASA’s Surveyor 3 probe in 1967. The US space agency labelled the region “Statio Cognitium” (The Known Base!) An S-EVA procedure requires the astronauts to open up the hatch located on the top of the Lunar Module, then climb up it and peer outside, giving them a bird’s-eye view of their surroundings. Much more detailed than though the capsule’s thick windows.
This type of EVA was publicly conducted during other missions (Apollo 15,) however, forty-two years later, still no official mention of this secret EVA was ever made by NASA – even though a recently released NASA document from 2006 accidentally includes direct references to this third EVA conducted during the Apollo 12 mission. Even more suspiciously, prior to EVA #1 – btw the S-EVA would have most likely occurred before the Conrad and Bean’s first moon walk since the capsule would not have to be re-pressurized – the Apollo 12 audio goes out for 18-minutes and 43-seconds (between 111:40:00 to 112:00:00.) But during this “hard blackout,” the official NASA mission transcript timeline reports “the crew were describing and photographing the lunar surface through the lunar module’s windows.” That could only mean one thing – the astronauts were communicating with Houston through a private radio loop. Inexplicably, when the public audio feed was finally reestablished – NASA’s Mission Control was heard informing the AS-12 crew that “they’ve got some very happy geologists down here.”
And here’s the most bizarre piece of this confusing Apollo 12 puzzle… After stepping routinely onto the lunar surface, Alan Bean “somehow” disabled the Module’s Westinghouse stationary camera, rendering it useless and thus preventing any video feed from reaching Earth’s satellites.
Questions abound! Why did the Apollo 12 crew have to conduct an extra EVA during their mission to Statio Cognitium, and what tasks were accomplished during this covert journey outside the pressurized security of the Lunar Module? Why did NASA erase the existence of this event from the mission flight plan? Why was this particular EVA classified Top Secret, thus resulting in any mention of it being omitted from the “official” Apollo 12 historical record for nearly 40 years? And finally, why would the Apollo 12 investigate an area previously explored two years earlier when there’s a lot of undiscovered moon still available?
The obvious answer: NASA was hiding something of such a scientific importance and/or such a controversial magnitude -probably UFO related – that it demanded a covert investigation. It was probably NASA’s first lunar black operation. But it certainly wouldn’t be their last…
On February 25, 1994. one-million eight-hundred thousand digital images were taken of the Moon from the Clementine Deep Program Science Experiment satellite, which launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base. This marked the first time in human history the Moon was revealed in its “full and natural color.”
On the matter concerning whether or not astronauts landed on the Moon – without a doubt, yes. What the documentary below, “MOON RISING,” exposes is what was waiting when man got there and the conspiracy put in motion to conceal the findings of NASA researchers and explorers for over forty years. The facts contained within Jose Escamilla’s investigative film are both amazing and shocking…
NASA has conspired to conceal or manipulate its cache of high definition images of the lunar surface as early as the mid 60′s when they installed secret Westinghouse Fiber Optic cameras aboard the Apollo Saturn lunar modules…
The suppressing of the evidence that there may have been civilizations existing on the Moon, or even more incredible, the possibility they are still there brings into question why we have been kept in the dark. The biggest insult is we’ve been led to believe the moon is a grey – colorless rock. On the contrary, the Moon appears to be a small planet teeming with life and structures the likes of which you have never seen before until now. At least that what the Clementine photos suggest…
NASA’S ROID RAGE
Following the retirement of NASA’s space shuttle program on top of Obama’s moratorium of its project moon-base, the future appears a bit bleak for America’s space agency. Deep orbit exploration missions and manned heavy rocket visits to Mars appear far off in the distance.
One immediate agenda has
somehow slipped below the radar, though. And, its success is critical to the
very survival of our civilization. NASA – by Presidential order – must land
astronauts upon an asteroid (to be determined) within the next 15 years. Not
only would this be a crucial stepping stone to reaching Mars, but
even more importantly, it may enable scientists to redirect future “planet killer” asteroids which may, and probably already are, heading directly toward Earth.
The giant asteroid “Apophis” has a 1 in 250,000 chance of striking Earth in 2036. Many more smaller asteroids frequently threaten Earth. NASA reported that on Feb. 4th, asteroid 2011 CQ1 zipped past Earth at a record close distance: a mere 3,400 miles away. It was discovered by scientists only 14 hours before the rock approached Earth!
Asteroid 2011 MD
was discovered just four days prior to its final approach on June 22th by the
Lincoln Near Earth Asteroid Research discovery team in
New Mexico. A small asteroid, estimated between 16 and 65 feet
in diameter, whipped past Earth on June 27th – missing by a scant 7,600 miles. According to NASA, an object the size of asteroid 2011 MD is expected to come this close to Earth about every six years on average, and when 2011 MD makes another pass in 2022, an impact with Earth is possible.
A larger, 1,300-foot asteroid, asteroid 2005 YU55,
is expected to flash past Earth on Nov. 8, 2011.
Every 100 million years or so an asteroid six-miles wide – one that might create massive craters and tsunamis, threaten our planet’s atmosphere, or even cause mass extinction – will strike the Earth if its orbit is not
readjusted. How long has it been since the dinosaurs were wiped, huh?
If Nasa can get astronauts to an asteroid, they can
figure out a way of changing a potential killer’s orbit.
Getting to an asteroid will be tough – huge powerful rockets are needed to launch spacecraft and parts out of
Earth orbit. NASA will announce its design idea for these rockets by the end of the summer and Congress has
ordered that they be built by 2016. They will most likely be some version of the SpaceX heavy lift…
But sending astronauts to an
asteroid poses another complication. People can’t land on an asteroid because
they’d simply bounce off – it has virtually no gravity. Astronauts couldn’t even walk on it because they’d
float away. So reaching it might require an additional NASA spacecraft to harpoon it.
NASA is considering everything from jetpacks, tethers, bungees, nets and spiderwebs to allow explorers to float just above the surface of it while attached to a smaller mini-spaceship. Beyond all those obstacles, NASA will still have to to choose an appropriate space rock to target. And, all this has to be launch ready to launch by 2025. Godspeed, gentlemen.
In 1964, following President
Kennedy’s public challenge for Americans
to walk the surface of the moon, NASA generated its first strategic guide
postulating how to locate and recognize alien life forms throughout the
the galaxy. Some the country’s foremost scientists contributed to the
report including Martian specialist Carl Sagan. Some of the bizarre theories
read straight out of a Phillip K Dick novel, such as; The Mass Spectrometer,
The Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer, The J-Band Life Detector, The Radioisotope
Biochemical Probe-Gulliver, The Wolf Trap,..and The Multivator Life-Detection
Here’s the preface contributed
by Associate Administrator for
Space Science and Applications, Homer E. Newell…
The principal objective of the search
for life on another celestial body is
to determine the state of chemical evolution if life has not yet arisen, or the
state of biological evolution if life is present. A study of such life might con-
tribute to a universal concept of the origin and nature of living systems.
In addition, chemical and microscopic examination of any fossils from a pre-
existing biota could provide equally valuable information.
This subject has provoked
excessive speculation by some scientists, while
others seem unaware of the implications of seriously confronting it. The quest
for life in space rests on a reasonable degree of geological plausibility. A widely
accepted theory argues that the known planets condensed under conditions
compatible with the retention of water, ammonia and methane as gases in the
primitive atmospheres. Laboratory experiments have demonstrated that
primeval energy sources would have synthesized numerous biologically-
significant molecules from these gases. Life developed on Earth when these
gases and energies were also available to the other planets. Furthermore,
it is both factual and perplexing that (except for helium) there is a closer
resemblance between the elemental composition of living systems and the
universe than there is between that of living systems and the rocky material
in the terrestrial crust on and in which such systems are in intimate residence.
Indeed, living matter on Earth displays a “unity of biochemistry” which may
well be a principle with cosmic as well as terrestrial validity.
These arguments do not prove
the hypothesis, but suggest that we cannot
avoid the experiment. It is the purpose of this publication to describe briefly
this experiment for the academic community and the public. Some of
the methods which have been considered thus far for the detection of extra-
terrestrial life and life-related substances in the near reaches of space are
The video below – posted by Luna Cognita – highlights the most amazing NASA encounters with UFO’s to date…
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