Sunday, 24 May 2009


Like so many others, I was awed and amazed at the progress a few privately owned companies made in the race for the X PRIZE, formally known as Ansari X PRIZE for Suborbital Spaceflight. The hard-fought competition was won by a partnership between Scaled Composites and Microsoft´s co-founder Paul Allen with a ship named SpaceShipOne. SpaceShipOne was launched from underneath an aircraft platform named the White Knight, and reached an altitude of 100 kilometers, generally recognized as the edge of space.

This amazing achievement meant that, from that point on, NASA was not the only ballgame in town on the American continent. Now, private companies will soon be able to carry passengers to space. Sounds great, right?

A great bit of buzz has been made of a secret "relationship" between NASA and possible extraterrestrial visitors, one that has only tolerated orbital flights since the cancellation of NASA´s Apollo Program, which landed man on the moon in 1969. Noted researcher Richard C. Hoagland has made a strong case for the existence of artificially manufactured debris on the moon, some in the form of robotic heads, some resembling devastated glass domes and buildings.

Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin reported seeing a large base, mining operation, and what appeared to be spacecraft on the surface of the Moon´s far side. One was even overheard exclaiming into his microphone to NASA´s Mission Control in Houston, Texas, "These babies are huge, Sir! Enormous! Oh my God! You wouldn't believe it! I'm telling you there are other spacecraft out there, lined up on the far side of the crater edge! They're on the Moon watching us!" [emphasis added]

Armstrong would later be heard admitting that one extraterrestrial craft approached Apollo 11 and behaved in a manner suggesting that the astronauts were being warned away from the area.

Mercury and Gemini astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper spoke of seeing fresh photographs of an extraterrestrial spacecraft landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California, minutes after it happened!

Cooper was so adamant about the existence of UFO´s that he spoke in front of a United Nations panel discussion on the UFO phenomenon in 1985, saying, "I believe that these extraterrestrial vehicles and their crews are visiting this planet from other planets, which are a little more technically advanced than we are on Earth. I feel that we need to have a top level, coordinated program to scientifically collect and analyze data from all over the Earth concerning any type of encounter, and to determine how best to interfere with these visitors in a friendly fashion."

Edgar Mitchell, ScD, the sixth man to walk on the Moon, has made it his mission to convince the world that Mankind is not alone in the universe. There are others who have visited and continue to visit this planet we call home.

When considering that there are representatives of other civilizations in the space around Earth, colonizing our Moon, and many astronauts have broken their silence and admitted as such, and considering that NASA has not sent a manned mission (as far as we know) beyond Earth´s orbit since the cancellation of Apollo, what does that bode for the upcoming generation of new, private astronauts?

There is a reason that the most powerful country on Earth submits itself to the desires of an alien race. Typically, it would suggest an imbalance of military power favoring the alien visitors. Not wanting the American public and the rest of the world to know that a Earth spacecraft had been shot down or aggressively disabled, preventing it from continuing its voyage to its intended destination, whether that be the Moon or elsewhere, would be paramount.

Another possibility would be that of political power. If it became known that the American government and American military establishment had knowledge of the existence of an extraterrestrial civilization(s) and withheld that knowledge from its citizenry, severe loss of faith, trust, and credibility in government could possibly result. After so many years of denying the existence of "flying saucers and little green men", and impugning the credibility of the many witnesses to alien activity who have stepped forward, government would never regain the trust it once had. This is reason enough to kowtow to an alien power!

IF the alien threat is as menacing as some believe, it is unlikely that there will be many publicly known, private spaceflights without at least experiencing insurmountable impediments.

These impediments can take many forms, and will probably consist of a variety of natures. One method could be official government interference, such as a revocation of operating licenses and flight clearances, forcing a company to stop operations.

Another might be less formal, such as a series of unfortunate incidents that seem to suggest that space flight might not be the most opportune business venture.

A suggestive warning to cease and desist might also be in the works.

Lastly, there is the possibility of a confrontation between the aggressive and repressive alien presence and a private spacecraft. Such a confrontation would inevitable lead to public disclosure, as it would be difficult for those in power to encourage secrecy upon the occupants of the private spacecraft, who are most likely affluent tourists, while at the same time successfully discontinuing further civilian flights.

How private industry progresses in the arena of civilian, for-profit space flight will be a prominent telltale indicative of whether there really exists an outside (really far outside!) interference to Mankind´s innate need for exploration and adventure.

References and Sources:

What Would Possess Them by Bass, Steven S., 2008

Incredible News No One May Hear by Bass, Steven S., 2008


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